Christian Chapman from Carlsbad High School received an offer from San Diego State and decided to stay close to home to play quarterbacl in "America's Finest City" this fall. Chapman had early offers from Washington State and then Arkansas State, BYU, SMU and Colorado State all jumped on board.
He was also getting serious consideration from Pac-12 schools Washington and Colorado and Mountain West rivals Boise State, San Jose State and Fresno State. Some FBS schools were a bit skeptical on his size to be able to play at the next level. Chapman is listed at 6'1" and just 190 pounds.
Chapman chose the Aztecs because their pro-style offense would suit him best. At Carlsbad they run a lot play action and bootleg plays for the high school senior. Aztecs quarterback coach. and former NFL Cleveland Browns signal caller, Brian Sipe made the offer to Chapman who became the Aztecs eighth player to commit in the class of 2014.
The Aztecs were hoping that Brad Kaaya of West Hills, Calif., Chaminade High School would come to Montezuma Mesa when they made an offer in April. Since then the 6'4" 208-pound quarterback committed to the University of Miami. He operates out of a spread at Chaminade that enables him to air it out and show off his strong arm.
The Aztec depth chart at Quarterback has been depleted from last year after losing Ryan Katz, the fifth year senior from Oregon State, to a broken leg last year and capable back up Jake Bernards to graduation.
Adam Dingwell will continue to be slated as the Aztec starting quarterback this fall with Chad Jeffries likely being the backup.
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