Univ. of Southern California Release, Nov. 10, 2011
De Jong is rated the No. 72 player in the country by Perfect Game USA and will represent the United States in November at the COPABE Pan Am 18U Junior Championships in Cartagena, Columbia. He played in the 2011 Area Code Games for the Milwaukee Brewers and was named one of the top-20 pitchers in attendance. De Jong was named the 2011 Long Beach press Telegram Dream Team Co-Pitcher of the Year after posting a 10-2 record with a 1.00 ERA and 98 strikeouts last year for head coach Andy Hall at Woodrow Wilson High School. Parents are Clayton and Bonnie De Jong.
(USC Recruiting Coordinator Dan) Hubbs on De Jong: "Chase is a premier arm who has performed everywhere he has played. We expect him to make an immediate impact when he gets here".