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Blakley Spurns U-Dub For Broncos

In this Nov. 22, 2013, SR file photo, Coeur d'Alene's Chase Blakley gets rare sack on Highland quarterback Tommy Jewell (1) in the state 5A title game. Coeur d'Alene beat Highland for its 3rd 5A football title in 4 years. Blakley has spurned University of Washington to play for Boise State. (SR file photo: Jesse Tinsley)

The Boise State football coaches took a page out of Washington’s book on Tuesday night. The Broncos received a commitment from Coeur d’Alene High tight end Chase Blakley, who previously was committed to the Huskies. Blakley announced his commitment on Twitter. Boise State has lost five recruits to Washington and former coach Chris Petersen. Blakley is the first to go the other direction. Blakley (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) made 49 catches for 782 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He was an All-Idaho first-teamer as a tight end and defensive lineman. “Freak of an athlete who changed the game on both sides of the ball,” Capital coach Todd Simis said in our All-Idaho section/Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman. More here.

  • H/T: Arpie

Question: What do you think of Blakley de-committing from “Coach Pete” and University of Washington to play for Petersen's old team, the Boise State Broncos?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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