Cal found their 2017 quarterback! might be on the edge of making his decision in this class. Newport Beach (Ca.) Corona Del Mar signal-caller Chase Garbers has the Bears near the top of his leaderboard, and he made his verbal this afternoon.
Garbers recently visited Washington, one of his other potential Pac-12 favorites in this class. However, almost immediately after Garbers came back, the Huskies offered Monte Vista quarterback Jake Haener, who then made an almost immediate commitment to the Huskies. Since it's rare for two quarterbacks to commit to one program in the same class, you'd have to think that leaps Cal up a notch. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss are two programs that have been mentioned.
When it comes to Cal, he has plenty of company on the Golden Bears' list of targets. First-year offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, who previously served in the same position at Texas A&M, is in good shape with several options.
"Competition for spots in a class is part of the recruiting business," Garbers said. "Jake, Tate and I each have pretty serious interest in Cal. Coach Spav is a great guy and I'm excited to go back there."
Garbers performed very well in the recent Elite 11 Regional, where Davis Webb was a counselor.
Though he now holds nearly 20 scholarship offers, things didn't really take off for Garbers until his breakout performance at a Feb. 28 Elite 11 Los Angeles regional camp. Competing alongside higher-rated passers, he claimed MVP honors and an invitation to Elite 11 finals, which occurred June 3-5.
"Chase had the most consistent day of any QB throughout the event," Elite 11 coach Matt James said. "He made all the throws with good footwork and a good frame. He was probably a little bit down on the list when things started, but as the day progressed, he got more and more in the conversation and moved his way up the board."
247Composite bumped Garbers up slightly as a three star quarterback (0.8751); he's now ranked as the 19th best pro-style quarterback and 44th best prospect in California.
Welcome Chase to Cal! GO BEARS!