DE Roderick Chungong commits to Georgia Tech over Michigan State, UVA and Pitt
4:00 pmAugust 9, 2011, by Michael Carvell
Roderick Chungong, a defensive end from Maryland, committed to Georgia Tech on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder picked Georgia Tech over Michigan State, Virginia and Pitt, among his 15 offers. The coach of Maryland’s Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Bob Milloy, said, “He’s a good football player, good student, and just an all-around good kid.”
Chungong made a name for himself with college recruiters after his head-to-head performance last season against 5-star offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio, who famously committed to Auburn on national TV on signing day but later signed with archrival Alabama. The 6-7, 300-pound Cyrus played at DeMatha High School.
“Roderick went at it all game with the Cyrus kid who signed with Alabama, and Roderick got the better of him,” Milloy said. “When the colleges came through and saw film of that game, that’s what really set things off with Roderick with recruiting and scholarship offers.”
Strangely, Maryland has proven to be fertile recruiting grounds for Georgia Tech and UGA over the last week. On Friday, UGA landed a commitment from Baltimore — Boys’ Latin offensive lineman Greg Pyke, who committed to the Bulldogs over Virginia Tech, Penn State and Maryland.