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Broncos Offer North Idaho QB Preferred Walkon
BroncoCountry Staff Reporter
Posted Nov 5, 2011
**FREE CONTENT** Coeur d'Alene HS QB Chad Chalich (Coeur d'Alene, ID) has flown under the radar through much of the season, but interest is starting to pick up for the talented QB. Boise State offered Chalich as a preferred walk-on just recently and Utah followed suit shortly after. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about the walk-on offer from Boise State, his recruitment, and his season thus far.
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Coeur d'Alene HS QB
(Coeur d'Alene, ID) has flown under the radar through much of the season, but interest is starting to pick up for the talented QB.
offered Chalich as a preferred walk-on just recently and
followed suit shortly after.
"It was Coach Pease that offered me," he said. "He said they're staying strong with their commit from Florida, but would love for me to walk-on," he added.
"It was the same deal with Utah," he stated. "They are also staying strong with their commit from California, but Coach Chow said he would love to have me down there."
"I like how Boise runs their offense," said Chalich. "Overall, the offense is just so diverse. I also like the Boise area a lot. For Utah, it's the same thing. I like their offense and what they do with it. I also like the Salt Lake area."
What about a scholarship offer? Are any schools close to extending an offer?
have been showing more interest recently," he said. "I'm going to the Montana game this weekend and I was at Idaho last weekend."
"I like that Coach Akey is real energetic," said Chalich. "He just gets real pumped up out there. I saw him run out on the field and give a guy a chest bump after a big play. I thought that was funny."
Chalich and his teammates are 9-0 and head into the playoffs with home-field advantage. They'll play Mountain View this week in a game that is somewhat of a "trap" game for the Vikings. Mountain View is coming off an outstanding performance in a 37-16 win over
and Eagle HS, so Chalich and his teammates will need to bring their "A" game on Friday night.
"Mountain View probably has one of the best defenses out there," he said. "They go from a 4-3 to a 3-4 and mix up the different coverages really well."
"It looks like Eagle didn't run the ball a whole lot," said Chalich. "I think one of the keys for us will be establishing the run. We just got to go out there and play our game after that."
Statistically, Chalich has had an outstanding season. Tanner Mangum gets a lot of press and rightfully so, but Chalich's numbers have been just as good...possibly better.
"For me, I think I've done pretty good," he said. "I'm completing something like 79% of my passes and that's one of the highest in the country. I have 32 TDs, 2 INTs, and like 10 or 11 rushing TDs."
"I think I'm just more mature this year," he said. "I'm getting my reads down, know where I want to go with the ball, and prepare well each week."
In 2010, Coeur d'Alene brought home their first state championship in 25 years. Chalich says back-to-back championships would be "pretty sweet."
"It would be pretty sweet," he said. "It would be great to go out with a championship like that," he added.
BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Chad Chalich.
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