One of the biggest stars from the RisingSeniors Bowl already has an early scholarship offer from Georgia Tech.
And there’s another one on the way from UGA.
Nick Chubb, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back from Cedartown High School, said he talked over the telephone with UGA assistant Bryan McClendon, who told him that he will have an offer from the Bulldogs.
“Coach McClendon said that they are definitely going to offer,” Chubb said. “He said he wanted to get to me in a hurry because he knows more offers are coming. He wants Georgia to be one of my first offers.”
What was Chubb’s reaction? “It’s an honor to offered by one of the best teams in the nation. I’m going to go over there (in January), sit down with the coaches, and see how I like it.”
Chubb’s family likes the idea: They are all Georgia fans. “Yes, they are. And I grew up liking them. But I kind of like doing my own thing.”
Perhaps no one had more to prove this week at the junior all-star game – and ended up proving it – than Chubb. He had a monster junior season at Cedartown, rushing for 2,721 yards and 38 touchdowns in only 10 games. However, there were questions about his level of competition – similar to last year with Dooly County High School defensive tackle Montravius Adams, who also had a stellar week at the 2011 RisingSeniors Bowl and is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by 247sports.com.
Chubb dominated Friday’s practice session, while Saturday’s practice was cut short by inclement weather and Sunday’s was limited. Chubb only got 5-6 carries in Monday’s game, as the coaches rotated as many players as possible.
“He reminds you of an Alabama tailback; he’s got big legs, he’s hard to tackle, he runs hard and he runs behind his pads,” said Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker, the West team’s head coach.
Before the all-star week, Chubb held offers from Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Purdue and Tennessee. He will make an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Jan. 10.
What about Georgia Tech? Chubb said he was offered three weeks ago by Yellow Jackets assistant Brian Bohannon. They want him as a B-back.
“I’m excited about that, I’m excited about all my offers,” Chubb said. “They run the option, and we run the option at Cedartown, so I’m very familiar with that.”
Chubb said that he wants to visit Georgia Tech but he hasn’t set a date for the trip.
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