Georgia State signs two junior college players

Quarterback Clay Chastain and defensive lineman George Rogers will enroll at Georgia State in January after signing letters of intent today.

Chastain, 6-4, 220 pounds, is coming to Georgia State after playing at Georgia Military College, where he passed for 1,907 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He attended Harrison High. He will have three years of eligibility remaining and will compete against Ben McLane and Ronnie Bell at quarterback.

“He has great size and pocket presence, and he has a good arm with a quick release,” Georgia State coach Trent Miles said in a release. “He will have a chance to compete for the starting position this spring and hopefully make us better at the quarterback position.”

Rogers, from Stillwater, Okla, is 6-3 and 310 pounds. He played two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, with 43 tackles this season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. He will add depth to a defensive line that was reduced to using tight ends and other players not familiar with the position by the end of last season after a series of injuries.

“George Rogers is a big, athletic defensive lineman who will have a chance to compete right away for playing time on the interior defensive line,” Miles said.

Because they are enrolling in January, they won’t count against the NCAA-mandated 25 players a team can sign in February.

– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

18 comments Add your comment

GSUtimes2

December 19th, 2012
2:34 pm

Great pickups, GSU is on a roll lately. Can’t wait to see more commitments.

hammer22

December 19th, 2012
3:52 pm

I’d like to see an interview from Miles about what was in that binder Levick was holding up.

GSU_MEX_ALUM

December 19th, 2012
4:03 pm

Doug: Don’t forget that he will also compete with Oshay Carter!

Go Panthers!

Doug Roberson

December 19th, 2012
4:03 pm

I’m assuming Oshay will be here, but until the papers are signed I usually don’t include commitments in position battles.

Paddy

December 19th, 2012
4:19 pm

hammer22….Coach does not have time for interviews, he is too busy recruiting. He did say he would hit the ground running! It is more like he hit the ground sprinting. I am impressed!

Joe

December 19th, 2012
4:35 pm

GSU is a sleeping giant. I’m hoping CTM is the man who can wake em’ up. People will laugh at this statement, but over the next few years, if he is able to snag a few of the 3-star recruits that leave Georgia then this team will be knocking heads. And with better recruits, comes more wins, which in turn brings in even more good recruits.

I don’t foresee GSU ever being on the Georgia or Alabama level, but I can easily see GSU being somewhat of a southeastern Boise State. Not saying it will definitely happen, but the potential is there.

GStateBen

December 19th, 2012
5:09 pm

Me thinks #SCState is not ready for the #StateOfShock that is coming in the @georgiadome this Thursday. #HighVoltage #GSUFootball

Game Changer

December 19th, 2012
6:49 pm

If GA ST can continue the roll of signing quality players, alot of Div 1 players unhappy with playing time will be showing up very soon at all positions. GA ST has great academics, now that they are in a quality conference that is growing and improving, many will look for immediate playing time. Exciting time for GA ST football, will any UGA or other SEC schools that have unhappy players from the high schools of Georgia transfer????????

straightshooter

December 19th, 2012
8:45 pm

Did you ever think that these kids may not have D-1 ability after all. Seems to be a good number of such kids on the Panther roster now. I’m sure that MIles will be a step up, but I’m not sure how big the step will be.

GTFOH

December 19th, 2012
9:55 pm

Worry about your FCS roster. Even after the Sun Belt has been obliterated, its still thinking long and hard before adding podunk schools. GTFOH!

hammer22

December 19th, 2012
10:08 pm

Paddy, interviews can be done over the phone. Interviews can also be done on the phone while driving.

Paddy

December 19th, 2012
10:20 pm

hammer22……..Really! Never thought of phone interviews. You are a real bright lad! LMAO Wake up, child!

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Cheryl Levick

December 20th, 2012
8:49 am

That binder contained the plans for the new Sports Arena and a bill of sale for the Georgia Dome and Underground Atlanta.

Cheryl Levick

December 20th, 2012
9:12 am

Oh, and some shoe catalogs, tee hee.

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Hairy Dawg

December 20th, 2012
4:57 pm

Very smart move by Miles to bring in some JUCO guys. If nothing else, having a younger, hungry coach will bring some fire and excitement to the program. Moving up to FBS will also help, although the Panthers will suck for a while.

Paddy

December 22nd, 2012
9:15 am

Hairy Dawg…….I agree w/ bringing in JC players. Never understood the reluctance of programs not doing so. It is no different than a HS player that won’t see the field for his first 2 years. If they will challenge for playing time, come on down!!