Chad Jeffries immediately hit it off with Boise State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bryan Harsin when the two sat down for a chalk-talk session last week, a positive sign for the Glendora, Calif., pro-style quarterback who's still looking for his first offer.
Jeffries, a 6-foot-1 prospect who recently attended the Rivals.com Five-Star Academy at UCLA, visited with the Broncos for two days last week and although an offer was not given out there seems to be interest coming from both sides.
"(Harsin) was trying to see what I knew and how I looked at defenses and how I made the reads and he said that I did pretty good, really good, and he said I'll get better at some things," Jeffries said. "He said Kellen Moore, all he does is study film and watch it and he's one of the most mentally-prepared quarterbacks in college football right now.
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"All of his analysis and everything he says, I get it. He would be a great coach for me. Everything he teaches is right on. The quarterbacks that go to him will be some of the top quarterbacks in college right now."
Not only did Jeffries get a chance to meet with Harsin, the Boise State quarterbacks and sit in on position meetings, he also chatted with coach Chris Petersen for what Jeffries estimated was about 30 minutes.
The plan is to return to Boise State's summer camp in June and if things go well during that time then an offer could be considered.
"They didn't offer anything to me right now," Jeffries said. "They said they want to see me in June, at camp in June, and they said if I come out there and light it up they'll talk about something happening.
"The trip made my interest in Boise a lot more. The campus and the whole atmosphere of the city were really nice. The people are great out there. It seems really clean and the campus is great."
That's good news from Boise State - and it's not the only school showing much more interest in Jeffries, who said he's hearing a lot from Kansas and Wyoming to go along with some other West Coast programs.
According to Jeffries, Kansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chuck Long has been especially complimentary and said he will definitely be making a stop at Glendora this spring.
"Coach Long said his first stop in California is going to be Glendora High School to see me," said Jeffries, who will attend an Elite 11 camp and the Los Angeles Nike Camp in the coming weeks.
"It gives me a lot more to work toward. I'm going to work a lot harder and hopefully I show him I'm the one he needs on the Kansas field."