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