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Tue. February 2, 2010 | Bob Putnam | Email

Countryside quarterback Jimbo Chmelik has decided to go to Quincy University, Cougars coach John Davis said.

The offer from Quincy, an NAIA school in Illinois, was Chmelik's only significant one during the recruiting process. The program has plenty of local talent with 13 players from the bay area on the roster.

This past season, Chmelik threw for more than 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns and helped lead the Cougars to the Class 5A region final, where they lost to eventual state champion Plant.

“He had six offers in total, but the combination of the 'full ride' and Quincy's head coach Bill Terlisner calling him a 'foundation player' also made Jimbo feel the most wanted there,” Chmelik’s father, Jim Chmelik Sr., said in an email. “He will have a chance to compete for the starting QB job as a freshman.”

“Quincy is putting a huge amount of money into rebuilding their facilities, football stadium, and recruiting Florida talent to the Midwest so they can be competitive for years to come,” he said.

Terlisner recently completed his 10th season as Hawks coach, and is 48-65.

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