Chamblee WR Robbie Theus commits to Georgia State

Chamblee wide receiver Robbie Theus will stick around Atlanta to play his college ball.

The 6-foot, 180-pounder got his first football offer from Georgia State and decided to accept it. Theus, who also had moderate interest from Coastal Carolina and recently attended Georgia Tech’s camp, is the fourth commitment for Georgia States’ 2012 recruiting class.

“Robert is a tremendous athlete,” Chamblee coach James Soza said. “He’s a football player and he’s a track athlete — doing the long jump and a leg on our 4×100 relay team. He has all the physical tools with his size and quickness. Last year, Robert played quarterback for us. This year, we’re going to use him all over the football field. I would almost say the sky is the limit for Robbie.

“We need to let him play offense, defense and special teams. He can make things happen to change a game. I think he will be a major factor at Georgia State in one of those roles — as a defensive back or wide receiver, and on special teams. They got a good football player.”


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27 comments Add your comment


July 8th, 2011
11:31 pm

Welcome tonthe family Robbie! Big and physical guy. I can dig it.

Big visit next week with OT Josh Murriel. Also, don’t be shocked to see a QB spring in the next few weeks. Great week to be a Panther!


July 8th, 2011
11:31 pm

The Real GSU

July 8th, 2011
11:38 pm

Robby patience son. With a little more patience, you could’ve been considered for a scholarship from the “real GSU” and that my friends would be Georgia Southern!!!!


July 8th, 2011
11:46 pm

Hey Carvelle wanna make some money??? My cat Clyde Boogie has had enough lil bill’s blog. Makes him gag, can you get rid of the no-talent-how’d he get a job-wanna be blogger-he should be on the hot seat how he writes-Clde hates him-hack!!!! Clyde will pay you with a life time supply of lil friskies!!!

GSU wannabes

July 9th, 2011
12:08 am

Wow, keeping bringing in those top knotch recruits. Did he even have another offer?

Tossed Salad

July 9th, 2011
12:46 am

I’m sure sausage-nipples over at the N.A.T.S. was drooling over this guy. Another swing and miss for Teck it appears.


July 9th, 2011
1:08 am

Southern haters are getting ridiculous now!!


July 9th, 2011
1:12 am

The southern trolls are getting ridiculous now!!!


July 9th, 2011
4:16 am

Great writeup! Welcome to the Panther Nation, Robbie.


July 9th, 2011
9:33 am

I think with his athletic ability this kid will impress at whatever position he plays. I trust Coach Curry to bring talent and find the hidden gems here in metro Atlanta.

Oh and Southern Trolls, give it a rest.


July 9th, 2011
2:14 pm

Great job, now lets keep this up. Come signing period lets continue to close like we’re doing and we’ll be building towards a good future in conference play.


July 9th, 2011
3:33 pm

I’m happy for this kid; hope the other GSU’s of the world don’t jump on this signing also!

Destin Dawg

July 9th, 2011
3:45 pm

I’m excited for this kid and respect coach Curry.. should never have left GT… Go Dawgs !!

Ol' Hookie 27

July 9th, 2011
9:42 pm

As a VTech grad and an outsider to Georgia’s regional rivalries, am I missing something or are the fans from Georgia Southern somewhat obsessed with every Georgia State state article? I thought Southern was a Division 2 program. Why would they care what State does?


July 10th, 2011
7:51 am

This has gone unmentioned but I believe it is significant. Ga St and other schools of its football classification, get few commits this early. A tip of the cap to the coaches for their hard work. Staying on the field and beating ODU will tell us just how far they have advanced in their progress. Both entered football at about the same time. Now the marketing team at GSU needs to work just as hard as the football players and its coaches.


July 10th, 2011
8:04 pm

Welcome Mr. Theus.


July 10th, 2011
9:01 pm

CBC and Staff keep up the Great Work! Welcome to the Panther Family Mr. Theus, GO PANTHERS!!!


July 10th, 2011
9:19 pm

@Ol’ Hookie 27

It is because the people at Southern already know that our program, in its second year, has already passed theirs.


July 10th, 2011
11:49 pm

Any relation to former Atlanta Hawk Reggie Theus?



July 11th, 2011
10:41 am


I actually thought the same thing but at this point, I do not believe they are related.


July 11th, 2011
1:04 pm

More gets by GSU, and more reasons for southern to feel threatened


July 11th, 2011
2:40 pm

This is just the type player we need to beat the powerhouse teams like Shorter and Clark Atlanta.


July 11th, 2011
3:22 pm

And Houston. And South Alabama. And Old Dominion. And Alabama


July 11th, 2011
8:18 pm

GS Trolls keep it up as you are our best promoters! If you really want to prove you football legacy then get your AD to accept a date with GSU at the DOME or even at your swamp of a Farm Pasture field as this will prove your bragging ways concerning your six national championships. Don’t think it will be easy as this second year program will surprise you! Just ask Jacksonville State? I think it’s time since you all seem to be so concerned. Metro Atlanta is the home of the Panthers and time will prove this fact. Better get use to the crumbs in the ATL. GO PANTHERS!!!

GSU Alumni

July 12th, 2011
6:46 am

Hey The Real GSU, why would a wide receiver want to go to Southern, and watch the ball being given to the tailbacks on every play? Wide receivers take note of the type of offense you play down there and don’t want to waste 4 years throwing blocks every once in a while, so your running backs can shine….


July 12th, 2011
11:03 am

@GSU Alumni That’s a great point. Recruits can research these programs and no matter what a coaching staff says, the numbers do not lie. Out of the 75 passes attempted by Southern QBs in 2010, less than 30 were recorded by WRs.

Georgia State’s leading WR Danny Williams nearly doubled that number by himself in 2010 with 54 catches for 649 yards.

They are absolutely right. We aren’t competing for the same offensive recruits because we run a pro style offense and they do not.

Erk Russel

July 16th, 2011
3:49 pm

They still let Georgia Southern field a football team? They have nothing else to prove: 6 titles says it all, right?

In fact just abolish college football! Georgia Southern just can’t be topped!!