Posted On: 10/14/20 2:13 PM

A year ago, 2023 Cibola quarterback Aden Chavez made a splashy debut on the Albuquerque high school football scene, throwing for nearly 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing over 71 percent of his passes in a promising six-game freshman campaign.

Now he hopes to make the same impression on the national stage.

Chavez, who already stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 195 pounds despite just turning 17, will compete in the Elite 11 regionals in Chicago on Halloween weekend before going to Virginia Beach, Va. for the VTO Regional Combine in mid-November.

After that, it’s on to Glendale, Ariz. for the Top 200 Combine at the end of November.

Three events in which Chavez has a wonderful opportunity to raise his national profile and get on the recruiting radar of numerous Power 5 and Group of 5 schools.

"I want to show that players from New Mexico are competitors too and we can compete with players from other states,” Chavez said. “In past camps, I’ve gotten some positive feedback on my footwork, how I keep my composure and how I keep my head up even when bad things happen.”

This spring, Chavez, who says he has gained about 25 pounds and

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