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Blakley hearing from more teams

Chase Blakley plays in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, but that has not stopped the 2014 tight end from receiving interest from top programs around the country.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior has already been offered by Washington, Idaho and Eastern Washington and he said Cal, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt, Nebraska and Indiana have stepped up their involvement in recent weeks.
Blakley said he doesn't know how these programs have heard about him since he hasn't yet sent out junior film but he's happy they're getting in the mix.
His junior season started off slowly but Blakley has gotten more involved in the offense and he's hopeful things continue to pick up.
"In the first couple games I wasn't used that much but then the quarterback started throwing to me a little bit more," Blakley said.
"The first couple games I only had a couple catches per game and then I started getting a few more and then a few more and then I started to get lots of yards. They run to my side a lot too because I'm good at blocking."
Blakley took an unofficial visit to Washington this summer and seriously considered committing to the Huskies but has decided to hold off.
A variety of unofficial visits are being planned for this off-season and that could definitely sway his decision in another direction.
Plus, if Blakley continues to play so well then more offers are likely to come in giving him more opportunities as his career continues. Getting out to numerous Pac-12 schools seems like the early plan.
"I think over spring or next summer I want to take some visits," Blakley said.
"I'd love to visit Stanford and UCLA and maybe Cal. I'm going to the Oregon camp so I'll probably look at their campus, too. I'd also like to visit Nebraska and some other schools, too."
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