On Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs secured the verbal commitment of defensive end Chauncey Rivers. The in-state native, formerly committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks, called Georgia his “dream school” and mentioned the new defensive staff as a big factor in his decision to de-commit from the Gamecocks.
“I made this decision because feel very at home and this has always been my dream school,” Rivers said in a text message to Gamecock Central recruiting analyst Chris Clark. “I love the defensive coaching staff that Georgia (has) just brought in.” (Jake Rowe, Rivals)
Rivers is a nice defensive end prospect, with sound fundamentals, however the lack of quality competition, to this point, has meant he’s not been challenged as much at the point of attack; he typically blows by linemen, and gets into the backfield so quickly, with his first step, that he hardly breaks a sweat.
That said, it’ll be interesting to see how well he stands up to better competition on the camp and all-star circuit over the next 9 to 10 months.
Even so, he looks good on film and shows unlimited potential as a defensive end at the next level, with his obvious nose for the ball and phenomenal athleticism.