Chase Blakley of Cour d'alene High School had a great off season and that set up a number of schools interested in the big 6'4"-220 pound OLB-TE.
He did so well at the Northwest Elite Football Camp that he earned offers based on his MVP Performance. That Camp was huge with 18 Colleges in attendance and was led by former WSU and CWU QB Cole Morgan and UPS WR Eddie Behringer.
Chase told us recently that he is now 6'4.5" and still growing. He said 6'6" was definitely a possibility.
To date he has gained offers from Idaho, Eastern Washington, and the Washington Huskies. So the Pac 12 appears to be where he is headed.
"I am having a good season playing both sides of the ball all though I like Offense better. I am being utilized as a TE, H Back, and I split out wide sometimes as well," said Chase.
The team is looking great again and won the State Title in Idaho in 2010 and 2011 and they just keep attracting major talent. And why not. The Community is an awesome place to live.
The big Viking says he will attend the Apple Cup in Pullman and catch UW and WSU going at it. Two schools he could play for possibly. He is also hearing from USC and UCLA along with Boise State, Oregon, Oregon State, and schools like Nebraska too.
"I am taking this recruiting thing slow. I do not want to be in a hurry on that so patience is important."
He rates his best skills as his size and his hands. And he sees himself as an every down player who gives all he has 100% of the time.
While he prefers to be a quiet leader he knows he can assert himself when he needs to. And that has him motivated to just get better abd better as the season comes along.
Chase is an excellent student athlete and we will continue to cover his emerging story.