Georgia State lands its QB of the future

Georgia State has landed it quarterback of the future.

Clay Chastain, a 6-foot-4-, 215-pound gunslinger from Georgia Military junior college, committed to Georgia State over Youngstown State. The pocket passer also had heavy interest from Auburn and Mississippi State.

Former Harrison QB Clay Chastain committed to Georgia State (Photo by GMC)

Former Harrison QB Clay Chastain committed to Georgia State (Photo by GMC)

“He’s an exceptional quarterback; frankly, I don’t think they (Georgia State) can get a better one than Clay,” GMC coach Bert Williams told the AJC. “He’s smart, he can make all the throws, and he has got one of the quickest releases I’ve seen in a quarterback since I’ve been in coaching – and I’ve been blessed to be around some good ones on teams I’ve coached, or coached against.

“Clay has a knack for making quick decisions and getting the ball out there to the receivers. I think he’s going to be a great quarterback for Georgia State.”

Last year as a senior at Harrison High School, Chastain met NCAA academic requirements but was basically ignored by most college scouts. He enrolled at GMC and beat out the competition for the No. 1 QB spot. In nine games this season, Chastain threw for 1,907 yards and 20 touchdowns with 7 interceptions. He was only sacked once, and isn’t much of a threat to run – with only 24 yards rushing on the season.

Chastain plans to enroll at Georgia State in January, with four years to play three seasons with the Panthers.

“Clay is excited about the opportunity to stay at home, and also be a Div. I-A quarterback at Georgia State as it moves into a bigger conference,” Williams said. “It all worked out for him well.”

  • RELATED: M.L. King High School defensive back Trenton Hill committed to Georgia State on Sunday, according to one of his former assistant coaches.




  • – By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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10 comments Add your comment


December 16th, 2012
3:59 pm

good job, trent miles

Game Changer

December 16th, 2012
5:24 pm

Word is this kid could be better than most current D1 QB’s, he has the size and arm to make it happen. What a commit this is for GA ST. Congratulations to the new staff


December 16th, 2012
5:36 pm

Great catch. Now, pair him with some legit D-I receivers and a big offensive line Ga State will be a power to reckon within three years. Go to South and Central GA to get some more guys who may not have the ideal measurements to come play for Ga State.


December 16th, 2012
8:33 pm

3rd ranked JUCO QB according to 24 7

Rick James

December 16th, 2012
11:54 pm

In 2 to 3 years Georgia St.will be the best D-1 football program in the city of Atlanta and 2nd best in the state,,


December 17th, 2012
7:29 am

Congrats to CTM. Looks like he has hit the ground runing and with less than a full staff. Good going!!!!

[...] Miles also recently secured the commitment from JUCO QB Clay Chastain of Georgia Military College. However, Carter says that the recent addition of Chastain has not discouraged him in the slightest [...]


December 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

Really excited that we have two quality prospects at QB. CTM and company are doing work already!

A person SMART enough to know.....

December 18th, 2012
7:35 pm

WOW…..GaState Ben has to change his pants again.


December 20th, 2012
6:42 pm

Welcome to the panther family Clay!