Nick Chubb, like Sony Michel, is high on the Georgia Bulldogs’ 2014 wish list. The 5-11, 210+ pound, tailback out of Cedartown High School (GA) visited Athens over the weekend and, once again, came away with good vibrations.
“It was good to get back down there, I was able to speak to all the coaches again,” Chubb said.”Coach (Mark) Richt was just talking to me about how much they really want me.”
Mark Richt was not the only one that got some one on one time with the 4-Star RB.
“I ate lunch with Coach (Mike) Bobo and he was telling me the same thing as the other coaches, bout being a Bulldog and playing for them.”
Chubb now is focused on track season, but he says that two teams stand out the most right now.
“Georgia most definitely is up there and Auburn too,” he said. (Rusty Mansell, Dawgs247)
Chubb looks to end his recruitment early so he can focus on his senior season, but his list of suitors is deep and coming to a final decision before August may pose a bit of a challenge. That said, the Georgia Bulldogs will be a tough school to pry him away from as the Dawgs are looking to do a better job of locking down their territory (particularly where running backs are concerned) this coming recruiting season.
For his part, Chubb offers a solid option in the run game as he’s got just enough speed to keep secondaries honest and just enough power to make defensive linemen look silly if they don’t wrap him up on contact. That said, he’s a blue-collar workhorse with every down capability—a bit like Ken Malcome only with more power and a bit more speed. Even more, he’s a patient and smart runner who, knowing his speed limitations, is willing to let the play develop in front of him and take whatever he’s given.
Chubb is definitely going to be a better than average contributor at the next level, but if Georgia is able to nab him you can be sure he won’t be the only back signed as they’d likely look for a player to compliment his running style.