Sunday, June 30, 2013
UW commit Blakley to recruit at Opening
By Tom VanHaaren
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- Washington tight end commit Chase Blakley (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho/Coeur D'Alene) knows that not too many prospects get recruited out of his home state. He takes pride in where he's from, though, and is excited to show people what he can do at one of the summer's elite football events, The Opening.
"I have a little chip on my shoulder because of that, so I'm going to go hard and show people what I can do," he said. "I want to show people I'm physical and can run routes and get by people. There's going to be a lot of competition, so I want to show out for the Dogs."
Not only does the 6-foot-5, 247-pound prospect want to prove something on the field, he also wants to recruit for his future school off the field. There will be several Washington targets in attendance this week and Blakely is hoping to make a good impression.
"I was up at Washington this weekend and Budda Baker (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) was up there, and that would be a good recruit for us to get," he said. "I'm going to try to get him to commit, but we'll see. He's a pretty cool guy and we get along really well."
Blakley won't be the only future Husky in Oregon this week. He'll be joined at The Opening by three-star CB Jonathan Lockett (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei), who committed to Steve Sarkisian on Saturday. The two are hoping to combine their recruiting efforts for the Huskies.