After Georgia State’s ridiculous amount of attrition at QB during the offseason, there may be no greater position need on the recruiting board.
Georgia State landed a top QB target with the commitment of Nathan Schuster from Chattooga High School.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder decided to commit to Georgia State, which was his first offer. He also was a scholarship candidate at Tennessee-Chattanooga, Jacksonville State, The Citadel and VMI. At the position of defensive back, Schuster was drawing interest from Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Vanderbilt, among others.
“Georgia State was recruiting Nathan to play QB, and that was a deciding factor,” Chattooga coach Brad Waggoner told the AJC. “Georgia State is getting a strong leader and an extremely hard worker. He’s the hardest-working kid in our program. He’s a great student (with a 3.8 GPA) and a grew up a coach’s son. He’s everything you want at the QB position — just a winner.”
Schuster will be a third-year starter at QB, racking up more than 1,700 all-purpose yards last year as a junior.
Georgia State’s QB of the future has had to overcome some tragedy at an early age in his life. His father was a longtime assistant at several schools, including Dacula and Fitzgerald, and accepted a job as Chattooga’s offensive coordinator around four years ago. Shortly after the father and son moved to the Chattooga area, the father was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and died about a month later. Shuster was adopted by a local family.