Chasing My Dream | By Chase Cord

My name is Chase Cord. I was born at 3:56AM on February 6th, 1999 in Phoenix, Arizona.

I have two older brothers, a younger brother and a younger sister, all of which played sports at some point in their lives.

Coming from a family of athletes, the house was always filled with competitive activities including living room football and living room basketball.

I first played soccer at the age of five. I dominated soccer and always had to be held back once things got out of hand. I knew it was time to try something new.

When I was six, I signed up to play NYS 8-man tackle football because my older brothers were playing and my dad was the coach.

I grew up playing mostly quarterback and receiver on offense and linebacker and safety on defense.

I started playing basketball when I was seven and ran track when I was nine. When I turned ten, I got invited to the Junior Olympics for Track and Field Nationals.

While in Ypsilanti, Michigan, I won three gold medals in the High Jump, Shot Put and the Triathlon, also earning myself the Triple Crown award and with it came a 4.5 foot tall trophy.

In 8th grade, I played on the Grand Snakes Pop Warner football team and we went 16-0 defeating the Palm Bay Rockets in the Pop Warner Super bowl in Orlando, Florida.

I enrolled into Sunrise Mountain High School in the fall of 2014 and started on varsity half way through the season and my career took off from there.

Come my junior year, I decided to play my last basketball season with my close friend Elijah Thomas, a current Division I basketball player at St. Mary’s. On December 26th, during a winter basketball tournament, I planted awkwardly on my right leg and ended up tearing my ACL.

Took me a while to find my groove for a few months but I knew I had to prepare for a big senior year. This past summer, I decided to commit to Boise State early so I did not lose my spot, since most schools only take one QB.

On top of that one time chance, I knew it was where I could see myself playing the next couple years. Loved the staff, environment, facilities, the winning tradition and the successful past of the quarterback position at Boise State!

I’ve built a strong relationship over time with the coaches, and I loved being on the Blue field. It is special and different, and I like different.

My senior year football season, although we did not win a championship, we beat our neighbor rival Liberty for the first time in school history, and I broke the Arizona State career passing touchdown record.

I have had a very blessed path up to this point and I plan to keep walking through these doors that God is opening up for me.

Can’t wait for what’s to come! Go Broncos!

Player Profile By

Robert J Pfeifer

Robert was born in Boise and raised in Meridian, Idaho. He spent his whole life in the Treasure Valley before moving away to Moscow for college. He covers recruiting for BNN and writes other in-depth articles about Boise State.

Over 8 months ago, way back in May of 2016, the Boise State coaching staff dipped into Arizona twice to fish out their first two commits of this most recent recruiting cycle.

The second catch may have been their biggest of the class, when they reeled in 6’3″, 180lbs, Peoria, AZ, QB, Chase Cord, who has the potential to be one of the best quarterbacks in program history if things go according to plan.

Last spring Cord was “pretty stoked about” his decision to be a Bronco, his “family (was) too.” He said he knew he wanted to commit to Boise State a few days before pulling the trigger after talking it over with his family.

“I can definitely see myself playing as a Bronco one day. I was just locked in.”

After signing his National Letter of Intent to attend Boise State as a student-athlete, Cord is now locked in as a Bronco today.

Boise State’s newest quarterback was extremely “excited”, a word he used several times, to follow in Boise State’s QB tradition upon committing, “I’m hoping to become one of them. (They) have a great tradition of winning and I’m hoping to be up on the wall one day with the great tradition of successful QB’s (to play on The Blue)… It shows that Boise State produces successful QB’s that go on to bigger and better things. I want to get to that top level and I see myself doing that through Boise State.”

Cord has a very good idea of what he wants to accomplish going forward:

“I want to get better. I want to always get better and perfect my craft as a QB… I want to be successful on the field and off the field… I want to lead…. get a chance to play in bowl games… play in the NFL… and continue to get better as a player and as a person.”

Boise State’s quarterback of the future has tremendous respect for the schools of Boise State’s conference:

“There’s a handful of great teams in the conference and it’s going to give me an ability to show that I can play with the top schools in the nation… I feel like I will be successful at Boise State no matter who is on the other side of the ball.”

Cord also gave a glowing review of Boise State Offensive Coordinator Zac Hill: “I talked to him a little, a year, maybe two years ago when he was at Eastern Washington… Since then our relationship has been growing. When I took my visit to Boise State I feel like I got close to him and the whole coaching staff. It definitely plays a factor in my commitment.”

The signal-caller said “There’s a lot to pick from” when I asked him what excited him about Boise State’s offensive scheme. “Their QB runs the show… (I want to show that) this is my team. He loves having the ball in his hands and making plays. “I feel like their offense gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Cord said Boise State had “top-notch” facilities. “I enjoyed being there… it made me feel special. I enjoyed feeling like a priority… I fell in love with it all right then and there. It was peaceful and enjoyable.”

He said he has an ever-growing relationship with Head Coach Bryan Harsin. “He’s just a nice guy and great coach. I felt like if I had to come to him with anything he’d be there for me.” He emphasized this relationship played a “huge factor” in his commitment.

Cord lead his Sunrise Mountain High School squad to 10-2 record and a heart-breaking three-point loss in the quarterfinals of the Arizona 4A state playoffs this past season. He threw for 2,721 yards (247.4 ypg), 38 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions while completing 59.8% of his throws as a team captain.

“Get ready, I’m coming… I’m ready to take us to some bowl games.”

You can follow Chase on Twitter @chase_cord and check out his Hudl highlights below.

Cord’s Offers

High School Stats

Year C Att Yds TD
16-17 149 249 2721 38
15-16 169 237 3173 52
14-15 139 228 2286 33
13-14 71 115 1313 14
Total 528 829 9493 137


About Chase Cord

QB Chase Cord is one of the 2017 Boise State Football commits.

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