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July 15, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Chace Stanback’s mom hits jackpot UPDATED

Well it’s out in the open now that Chace Stanback’s mom will be willing to help pay for her son to attend a year of school while redshirting if the school he chooses doesn’t have a scholarship for him.
According to publicists for LiveTheFastTrack.com, she won a $25,000 jackpot last week and said she plans to use the money to help pay for his college expenses next year, if needed. Her name is Sarah Quick and she’s pictured here as “last month’s first-place winner.”
Stanback is transferring from UCLA and recently took an unofficial visit to UW. It had been viewed unlikely he would come to UW since the Huskies don’t have a scholarship available for him this year, though there had been rumblings that he, through his family, would be willing to pay his own way for a year, if needed, if the school he really wanted to attend had no other option.
The release sent out by spokesman Paul Yoffe states that “his mom Sarah Quick just won $25,000 by playing an online game and plans to use the money to help Chase with college tuition during the one year he has to sit out.”
Stanback is the cousin of former UW quarterback Isaiah Stanback and also considered UW during his initial recruiting process, once listing the Huskies in his top five. He is also thought to be considering UNLV, NC State and possibly another ACC school or two — he has family in the North Carolina area.
It had been thought he would have a decision by the middle of this month.
A 6-8 swingman, he played sparingly at UCLA last season before transferring hoping for a better fit for his skills.
UPDATE — Since first posting this I have spoken on the phone with Sarah Quick, who confirmed her winnings and that she plans to use it for her son’s tuition. “It’s just a blessing,” she said.
Quick said her son is continuing to look at a half-dozen or so schools, including Washington, and that none of them have scholarships available. “All of the schools so far we would have to pay the first year and are offering scholarships after the first year,” she said.
Quick said her son “had a real great visit at Washington” but doesn’t know if the Huskies are in any better position than any of the others. Other schools she mentioned were NC State and Georgia Tech — he is in North Carolina checking out some schools right now while also visiting family. She also said he plans to visit UNLV. She said any decision could still be a month or so away.
“School doesn’t start until September so we have some time,” she said. ”
Quick was also offered a Mercedes as a prize instead of the money, but said she went for the money to help pay for the tuition.
“The money just came at the right time, thank God,” she said.
SCHEDULE OUT — The school also just released its official schedule, which looks the same as the one presented here a few days ago. Here’s the link. The only addition is a pre-season game against Western Washington on Nov. 6.

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