clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

WSU sends three-star quarterback over 100 recruiting letters

In search of their 2017 quarterback, Mike Leach is hitting the post office.

Student Sports Photos

Every college football program approaches recruiting in a different way; some climb trees and others fly banners over high school football games, though one constant has always been mail. Every program utilizes the United States Postal Service, but Washington State took it to another level this week.

Chase Garbers, a three-star quarterback from Newport Beach, Calif., took to social media this week to share a photo of 113 hand-written recruiting letters sent by Mike Leach and the Washington State staff.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound quarterback received an offer from Washington State several weeks ago, and has since picked up offers from Colorado, Arizona State, Illinois, Wake Forest and several others. It's a busy time for Garbers, no doubt, and that's where this kind of recruiting tactic works best.

In addition to the exposure Garbers creates for the WSU football program by posting the news on social media, it stands out in the mailbox, where he's receiving mail from every other program on his radar. You're going to notice the 100-plus Crimson and Gray letters falling out of the mailbox more than the three letters from Program A & B.

It's clear that Cougars are putting the full-court press on Garbers, who plans to visit WSU, Washington, Colorado, Boise State and Colorado State this spring. In a recent interview with, the Corona del Mar standout said he plans to make a college decision in July.

However, with more interest coming in quickly from programs such as Cal and Tennessee, WSU is attempting to distance themselves from the pack with a visit on tap. What do you think of this kind of recruiting strategy?

WSU Athletics

WSU Athletics again runs $13 million deficit | Spokesman Review | Washington State athletics released its financial information for the 2015 year on Tuesday, and the Cougars were once again in the red.


March Sadness: An NCAA Tournament For The Worst Teams | Campus Insiders | What if there was a different type of March Madness for the worst teams?

Women's Golf

WSU Tied for 11th After First Two Rounds | WSU Cougars Athletics | Led by senior Monica Huang, WSU is tied for 11th at 23-over par at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational at Sewailo Golf Club.


What would happen in a 68-team college football bracket for 2016? | | What if Washington State coach Mike Leach was right? What if college football used a 68-team bracket -- instead of its current four-team CFB Playoff -- to determine its national champion?

Track and Field

T&F Coaches Head to IAAF World Indoor Champs | WSU Cougars Athletics | Angela Whyte and Liga Velvere will compete for Canada and Latvia, respectively, in the IAAF World Indoor Championships.