The Logan speedster picked up his first offer this week after posting some outstanding track times
Introduction 2015: WR Chad Artist
"I have been working so hard, and every week I seem to be getting faster," Artist explained. "I ran my career best this past week, running a 10.64 in the 100 and a 21.78 in the 200. I was pretty amazed, the conditions were pretty bad, it was raining pretty good at the time."
At this time last year Chad was running 11.3's and 23.8's, so a lot of people are interested to see how this new-found speed will convert on the football field. Chad's junior season was solid, leading an 11-1 Logan team with 42 receptions, 776 yards, and 9 touchdowns. But it was clear that Chad looked significantly better last month in Las Vegas at the Pylon 7 on 7 tournament, where he helped lead his team to the finals.
"I expect 2014 to be my breakout year," Artist expressed confidently. "I want to be dominant at the line of scrimmage and I have been working on running sharper routes."
If Chad puts together a strong 2014 campaign for Logan, there's a chance offers start to pour in.
"Notre Dame, Colorado, Boise State, Wisconsin, Navy, and Weber State have all been up to Logan this spring, and I know Utah and Washington State will be up here soon," Artist claimed. "It sounds like Weber State may be offering me very shortly, all the other schools want to see me at their camps."
Chad and his father Brian will be covering a lot of ground this summer.
"We have plans to go to Wisconsin, Colorado, Wazzu, Boise, Utah State, Utah, and Weber," Artist said. "We really don't mind all the travel, it gives me a chance to get better. I think getting out there will get me some more exposure, and hopefully I earn the respect of college programs across the country. I want to learn the game of football the best I can and land some offers while I do it. This summer will be the spring board for my breakout campaign this fall!"
Chad's mentality towards recruiting is impressive for somebody that is eagerly awaiting that first offer.
"It's all about being patient," Artist said. "I am just trying to enjoy the process. I get anxious sometimes, but I know I am doing everything I can on my end, so I just have to believe in the process. Plus, I think a Weber State and Utah State offer could be right around the corner. That would be a pretty big relief."
Chad's chances will come during the summer when he attends nearly a dozen camps! Artist has plans to run a 4.4 or faster at all the camps, as well as landing a monstrous SPARQ score in Salt Lake City in June.
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