Both UGA and Georgia Tech offer RB Nick Chubb

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.

Paul Johnson and Mark Richt are both courting 2014 RB Nick Chubb (AJC)

Paul Johnson and Mark Richt are both courting 2014 RB Nick Chubb (AJC)

“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.

A star was born at RisingSeniors with RB Nicholas Chubb of Cedartown (247sports)

A star was born at RisingSeniors with RB Nicholas Chubb of Cedartown (247sports)

“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.

  • ALSO: North Gwinnett High School quarterback Michael Haynes has committed to Mercer University. Haynes picked Mercer over Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton and Yale and some FCS schools.  ”Mercer will be playing D1 (FCS) ball in the Pioneer League starting next year,” said Haynes father. “(Coach) Bobby Lamb is building a first-rate program as you can see from their facilities.  He is getting a lot of interest from recruits in Georgia who want to attend a first rate school and stay in state.  I think they will be very competitive out of the gate in the Pioneer League.” This past year as a senior, Haynes finished with 2,832 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns. Haynes played the last two games on the regular season and all three playoff games on a broken leg.

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94 comments Add your comment

Fan

December 31st, 2012
9:34 pm

Good for UGA. I’m still interested to see how they handle the new DL / RC position(s).

A person SMART enough to know.....

December 31st, 2012
9:45 pm

C’mon man Tech has been on you from the beginning. We want you to be a Jacket. You would be a GREAT B-back and get 1000 yards every year. You will get a great degree and all the help the college can give you. Tech is about the Whole Student Athlete and you will be impressed by what TECH has to offer.

BIg Dawg

December 31st, 2012
9:50 pm

Snoop Dawg

December 31st, 2012
9:51 pm

Nick, why would you want to go to Georgia Tech to play in the same exact offense they use at Cedartown High School? That’s not going to get you into the NFL son. You know to play under the best offensive coordinator in the SEC, Coach Bobo.

Georgia Tech is for nerds, and there’s no women on that campus.

BIg Dawg

December 31st, 2012
9:55 pm

Come to Georgia Nick! Play in a offence that will get you to the NFL! Can’t wait to see you play with the big boys!

Dawg-Gawn

December 31st, 2012
10:11 pm

Congratulations to Nick Chubb… come strap on the G with Adam Choice and Sony Michel share the load!

Look for Daryl Jones, presently the on campus recruiting coordinator at UGA to take the title of recruiting coordinator… Daryl had already assumed most of that job, this year, freeing up Rodney Garner’s coordinating duties.

Word out, that UGA secretly met with a DL coach last Thursday in Orlando FL and a deal was cut… presently waiting for contract to be drawn up and signed before he name will be announced!

Bunch of NFL coaches looking for jobs after today… might should have waited a couple of days?

Let’s go SHUCK some CORN!

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

Rick James

December 31st, 2012
10:19 pm

Hey Nick consider this..Tech has a great senior running back named Orwin Smith who averaged nearly 10 yards per carry.But in four years he’s only caried the ball 175 times.Todd Gurley at Georgia had over 130 carries this season.At Georgia you’ll get the ball.Believe in the G..

A person SMART enough to know.....

December 31st, 2012
10:38 pm

Rick James you don’t know too much. 194 carries for 1830 yards. O Smith has hurt with a bad toe for much of his career. he had surgery to finally fix his toe this season.
O had only 5 carries in 2009 instead of 60+ like most years.

sflanagan21

December 31st, 2012
11:47 pm

Don’t give up on this kid, he is the real deal. Chubb, keep doing what ya do kid and good luck in your Senior season. Look forward to seeing ya play next year and I hope to see ya in Red and Black for your college years! GO DAWGS

The UGA formerly known as RUSS

December 31st, 2012
11:54 pm

At UGA you will play in a pro style offense that features a tailback as the primary tool in the run game. At another school your name won’t even be noticed as it will be replaced by gimic terms like A-back, B-back, C-back and constantly cussed out on the sidelines by a grumpy man that is blames you for his archaic system.

A person SMART enough to know.....

January 1st, 2013
12:04 am

Happy New Year everybody……even Haters

A person SMART enough to know.....

January 1st, 2013
12:07 am

yea at UGa you will be the next next next next next Herschel until you are Not and they will be screaming Wait Til Next Year & maybe we can find the Next Herschel then………….UGa doesn’t have a running back they have a Gurshall. How LAME is that?

The UGA formerly known as RUSS

January 1st, 2013
12:25 am

I believe Gurshall is a cute little attempt by media to find something to talk about or to make them look unique. Most Georgia fans refer to our (2) freshman backs by their given last names. I’ve yet to see any Georgia coach quoted using this term just those outside the program and the hanger on types including media.

The UGA formerly known as RUSS

January 1st, 2013
12:26 am

I also believe should the young man mentioned in the article commit to Georgia, he will also be called by his given name.

Dawg Roll

January 1st, 2013
12:28 am

“Come to Georgia and play tight end for me like I wanted Cam Newton to do”

XOXOX Coach Bobo

sflanagan21

January 1st, 2013
12:40 am

Yea the whole Gurshall thing is hideous if ya ask me and was for sure media driven!

Go DAWGS

Rick James

January 1st, 2013
12:44 am

@A person SMART enough to know…..

Rick James you don’t know too much. 194 carries for 1830 yards. O Smith has hurt with a bad toe for much of his career. he had surgery to finally fix his toe this season.
O had only 5 carries in 2009 instead of 60+ like most years.
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Injured or not Gurley nearly had more carries this season than Smith had in lets call it 3 seasons.Feel better? What is there for me to not know? If he wants to carry the ball and be prepared for the NFL he should consider Georgia over Tech.Had Roddy Jones played at Georgia he would have gotten a shot in the NFL..Believe in the G

Rick James

January 1st, 2013
12:46 am

@The UGA formerly known as RUSS

Gurshall was created by Tavaras King..

Rick James

January 1st, 2013
12:51 am

@A person SMART enough to know…..

yea at UGa you will be the next next next next next Herschel until you are Not and they will be screaming Wait Til Next Year & maybe we can find the Next Herschel then………….UGa doesn’t have a running back they have a Gurshall. How LAME is that?
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At Georgia he will never lose to Tech instead of playing for a coach who will never beat Georgia with his own players and is yet to have one of his signed recruits drafted by the NFL..How many B-backs are in the NFL? How lame is that?

A person SMART enough to know.....

January 1st, 2013
1:01 am

May not lose to Tech but will never win the SEC CG either. Who is the last UGa running back to get drafted in the NFL? Was it the Great Ealey who was a god at UGa?

A person SMART enough to know.....

January 1st, 2013
1:05 am

No it was KING that was the last UGa RB to be drafted. Maybe it was Crowell. I can’t remember because there have been so many UGa RBs drafted lately.

Next Johnny Manziel????

January 1st, 2013
1:18 am

Why isn’t UGA recruiting Michael Haynes? The super-quarterback is the way of the future. I’ll take this kind of play any day: http://youtu.be/JbLRFNWx9ww

Anyway, looks like Mercer is getting a great QB to start its’ program.

dap01

January 1st, 2013
5:39 am

UGA vs GT: 92,000+ vs 42,000, CBS at 3:00 on Saturday vs Jefferson Pilot at 7:00 on Thursday, 11-2 vs 7-7, Top 10 vs maybe receiving votes at the bottom of poll, massive season ticket holders vs free ticket with gas at BP, CMR vs CPJ.

Consider that more people will watch UGA at the SEC Championship that will watch GT the ENTIRE year.

TIDE ROLL

January 1st, 2013
5:51 am

Are there better quality high school athletes than in the state of Georgia? Great coaches and by in large great kids. Really no excuse for UGA not to be consistant players for the National Title year end and year out. You begin to wonder if Richt and Bobo are the answer. How in the world is this kid Hutson Mason going to be effective vs. the defenses of South Carolina, Florida and LSU? I saw the kid at Lassiter. Like his offensive coordinator Bobo, when he was QB at Georgia, absolutely no mobility and he can’t extend plays. It’s back to Square 1 for UGA. 33 years. Look for that number to go up.

TIDE ROLL

January 1st, 2013
6:22 am

Does UGA really want to compete at a National Level? Year in and Year out? They say they do. If you listen to McGarity and Richt. But do they really? Do you really believe them? They say they do but the facts tend to indicate otherwise. No one’s saying it’s easy, but Bama will have 3, LSU 2, Florida 2, and Auburn 1. It’s going to be 7 straight years that an SEC team,other than Georgia, has won the thing. It must take an incredible amount of hard work, not just during the regular season, but in the off season as well. Otherwise you’re going to have problems, like those that UGA experienced this off season with Rambo, Ogeltree and others. Also, you can’t let politics come into play. Georgia must lead the league in former players on staff. From Bobo to Joe T. to McGarity.These guys are in substantial decision making positions, and if you’re truly honest, they seem underqualified, don’t they? Just because you attended UGA, and are related by marriage to the Dooleys, that doesn’t translate into you being qualified for the position you hold. Again, there’s not another school in the SEC that allows this type of nepotism. Finally, the coaching itself. Richt and Bobo’s stubborness, I believe, work against the program as well. The failure to expand their playbook and to recruit athletic Quartebacks who can run and throw is killing you. The last one you had that fit that decsription, D.J Shockley, won your last SEC title for you way back in 2005? Why not recruit to emulate what you had then? And Richt’s statements like “we evaluated Cam Newton as a tight end”, just make it worse. Recently, the dumbing down of Blair Walsh, and the incredible failure to spike the ball and own up to the mistake of failing to do so, makes you wonder if Richt’s actually the guy to get you there. Anyway, it’s been 33 years, so I guess you guys are used to it. You sure don’t put up much of a fuss.

Green Hat

January 1st, 2013
7:59 am

Hey snoop,….J. Dwyer and A.Allen say hello!,………stupid doggie.

RedandBlackDAWG

January 1st, 2013
8:27 am

A person SMART enough to know…..

December 31st, 2012
9:45 pm

You forgot to mention he could also go to the same dumb bowl game in Texas and play a team even worse than Tech. is. Given what his intentions most likely are, and that is to go to the Sunday league, I think he will be better off on a team that offers a chance to showcase his talents, not the lack of the coaches talents for the team.

NW DAWG

January 1st, 2013
8:28 am

We will have a day the sun one day. It just about happen this year. It’s hard to win the sec when you have to beat a great team and the zebras. Maybe it will be next year. I like our coach he is a great man. Don’t worry about our team we don’t worry about yours. GO DAWGS!!!

RedandBlackDAWG

January 1st, 2013
8:38 am

TIDE ROLL

January 1st, 2013
6:22 am

Really got a hangover from that moonshine, from last night I see. Remember, no mail delivery today or bank service, so your assistance check will not be available for you to use on your favorite meal, from Mickey D’s. It has got to be sad, to masquerade as a tide fan, and be so ashamed of your real team. I thought you would be gloating over the fact that Tech. finally found a coach as bad as Johnson on the left coast. And here you were up so early, to try and be the first sorry person to try and put down the DAWGS.
Don’t worry though. It is only 11 months until the annual beat down occurs for your team again, and you can try and pretend you are an Alabama fan. Of course, your shame dictates that you always try and hide the fact. I would think any true Bama. fan would be ashamed to have you trying to support their team, and if possible, keep you in a closet somewhere. Knowing how your social life is, kost likely, and the fact that you are unemployable, I am sure you can find something to do in that closet.

zbulldawg

January 1st, 2013
8:39 am

Listen up Tide Roll. You keep flapping those jaws & you will see. Or maybe not ? But the fact is we have steady climbed from 6 wins to now & we are not through yet. Enjoy this season Because we are right in your face & you’re to blind to see it. LET THE BIG DAWG EAT

NW DAWG

January 1st, 2013
8:45 am

If the kid is good enough he will make the pro’s. It don’t matter what school he attends.

JUNKYARD DAWG

January 1st, 2013
9:00 am

Tide Troll suck it loser.

midland dog

January 1st, 2013
9:01 am

Stay classy, Tide Roll. The world is a better place because of your inane comments. Everyone hangs on your every word. You are the greatest. Thanks for just making all UGA fans more knowledgeable in the facets of this game, and the state of Georgia. Without you coming on here, we would all just kill ourselves.

GTAE70

January 1st, 2013
9:09 am

North Gwinnett High School quarterback Michael Haynes has committed to Mercer University. Haynes picked Mercer over Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton and Yale and some FCS schools.

Is this kid for real? Does he not understand that any of those Ivy League schools set you up for a lifelong career in anything you want. Please tell him to reconsider and think beyond football. What kind of parents would let their son do something that he will regret for the rest of his life?

GTAE70

January 1st, 2013
9:19 am

Hey Nick, please think beyond football. Regardless of the school you choose, remember that most (fewer than 10%)never make it to the pros and have a career in something other than athletics. Think about what you want to do for a lifetime and choose a school accordingly. Don’t care where you go, just go somewhere that will benefit your wisher for the rest of your life that may not be in sports. If it is in sports, either GT or UGA will serve you well. If not, the same is true depending on your long term outlook. Use football for what it is – a stepping stone for a greater journey.

mark

January 1st, 2013
9:21 am

First of all, congratulations for getting the chance to take it to the next level. Take care first and foremost of the academics. Work hard in the classroom. Do not utter the word “commitment” until you are sure of the path you want to follow. Good luck. Go Dawgs.

Dewnsav

January 1st, 2013
10:00 am

be nice to see you in Athens Mr. Chubb…and SMART, interesting to see you wishing all the “haters” happy new year, talking to yourself ?? and please all you Tech fans, no more about UGA’s “thugs” and “dirty players” after your display in El Paso yesterday…I went to your blog after the game, (and did not throw any stones) and found it interesting most of the Tech fans blamed the cheap shot/taunting penalties on the Big 10 refs…and tide roll, you’re just pathetic, still obsessed with race…and quit masquerading as an Alabama fan…please man, either go away or come up with a new schtick…go dogs

RHall55

January 1st, 2013
10:11 am

Tide Roll is correct in some of his assessments….start recruiting better OL (lost too many good ones on the recruiting trail)….look @ vey mobile QB’s (look @ what Johnny Manziel did this year…Cam Newton from the past…and Taj Boyd, last nite against LSU; recruit Deshean Watson from Gainesville!!)…and stop hiring so many former GA players on your staff (same old mind set…unless you bring on Hines Ward to replace the relic Dave VanHalenger)…hire Marion Hobby for the DL Coach…great recruiter; coaching up his guys and putting guys in the NFL…need a new spark for the DL!!

Tech Actuary

January 1st, 2013
10:24 am

Both Anthony Allen and Jonathan Dwyer (tech running backs) are on rosters in the NFL. Moreno is having a resurgence of sorts. If you’re good you’ll make the NFL regardless.

Mercer 2013

January 1st, 2013
10:24 am

GTAE: Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scharships, so when comparing Yale to Mercer one needs to look at the cost difference. Excellent students at Mercer can get significant scholarship money. Is it better to go to Mercer for free, then get a master’s degree at an Ivy, or is it better to blow $200k on an Ivy undergrad degree? Haynes’ highlight video shows that he scored a 2080 on his SAT, so I suppose he’s smart enough to figure it out.

Glad to see some recruiting news on the Bears for once! AJC, there are tens of thousands of Mercer alumni in Atlanta, I’m sure they would be interested in getting more news as our football team rebuilds.

Dr. Dave

January 1st, 2013
10:25 am

Tide Roll, it’s time to get some new material. We all have read your multiple posts about Cam Newton and Chance Warmack. RHall55, last I checked UGA has not had any problems with QB play. Aaron Murray just passed Peyton Manning on the all-time TD list for SEC QB’s. The guy before him was the number 1 QB in theNFL draft. Definitely can’t get enough OL. Getting Laremy Tunsil, the number 1 OT recruit in the country doesn’t hurt, nor getting Brandon Kublanow, the number 2 center in the country. John Theus can only get better.

One QB?

January 1st, 2013
10:35 am

UGA is signing 35 kids this year an only taking one QB (BR)? Seriously? I saw BR play three time this year and I don’t get it. He can’t move and he hasn’t had to make any kinds of reads yet. Strong arm, but not as strong as many others in the state, certainly no Stafford. I understand Lemay is having trouble picking up the offense. So you need a “super” QB who can throw as well as anybody, is athletic, and smart enough to pick up the complex offense. I agree with “Manziel” poster above that Haynes looks ideal. Why not bring in a “super QB” to compete? .

Dewnsav

January 1st, 2013
10:36 am

RHall, in a pro style offense the qb has 3 duties…receive the snap, hand the ball off, pass the ball…mobility not a requirement…UGA runs a pro style offense…it would be nice to have a pro style qb with mobility, (DJ Shockley) and there are a few out there…however, most dual threat qb’s gravitate to a spread style offense to showcase their talents…go dogs

Da Bears

January 1st, 2013
10:39 am

Stay away from our prized recruit UGA, he’s too smart for you! Bobby Lamb is the man, and Da Bears are back in town!!! Mercer 2013!!!

A person SMART enough to know.....

January 1st, 2013
10:44 am

Dewnsav….are you serious? Tech had a few bad personal fouls in one game at the end and you compare that to UGa leading the SEC the last 4 year in personal fouls? Please get a freaking clue!

Mercer 2013

January 1st, 2013
10:50 am

Da Bears, great to see another Mercer fan. The facilities are looking great, stadium will hold 10,000+. Tickets are nearly sold out. A great opportunity for high school athletes to build a great new program under legendary coach Bobby Lamb! Just as exciting as it must have been to help Erk Russell start Georgia Southern in the 80’s!

Nate

January 1st, 2013
11:05 am

Rick James is a complete idiot. Tech has two former B-Backs in the NFL right now. Anthony Allen and Jonathan Dwyer starting for the Ravens and Pittsburgh.

Tech needs a B-Back, everyone knows that is the staple position in the triple option offense. Come to Tech and play immediately or ride the pine at UGA waiting for the Gurshal combination to leave.

Either are great schools in a great state.

NG Parent

January 1st, 2013
11:24 am

Mercer 2013: great point. We know the Haynes family quite well, and I can tell you they put much thought and consideration into this decision. You are right, the Ivies don’t do athletic scholarships, so it is very expensive to attend, and you have to add travel expenses. And the Haynes have three other children to educate as well. Michael is a star student and will have no trouble with whatever comes after Mercer. And Mercer, by the way, has a tremendous in state network of alumni in law, medicine, business, politics, etc.

UGA definitely should have recruited him! His dad played there. I understand they asked him to walk on, lol. I guess he didn’t fit the profile of big and slow. Ironically, Haynes is the same size as Aaron Murray, Connor Shaw, Drew Brees, and Johnny Manziel. His agility is very similar to JM.

Got Chubb!

January 1st, 2013
11:24 am

Chubbs and Gershall! Love it!

A person SMART enough to know.....

January 1st, 2013
11:45 am

Gurshall got a Chubby…..LOL