ATLANTA -- Running back Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown) walked off the field Monday at Grady High School at the conclusion of the Georgia Junior Bowl game surrounded by his family. Well-wishers called out to him and congratulated him on his performance. More than one person congratulated him on his most recent scholarship offer -- from the University of Georgia -- that Chubb picked up before the game.
“It was a real good day,” Chubb said. “I am blessed. Georgia said they were going to offer me but they can’t make it official until they figure out the 2013 class and all that stuff and then they will offer me. But he said I have an offer from them. I felt better when he said, 'I am going to give it to you.'”
“He” in this case is Bulldogs' running backs coach Bryan McClendon, whose tenure at Georgia has been successful in recruiting such highly coveted tailbacks as Isaiah Crowell, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.
“He said that more offers were going to come to me but he wanted to tap me first,” Chubb said. “So I guess that I’ll be seeing more offers so I am not sure what this means to my recruitment. But this offer means a lot. It is what I have been waiting on for a while. They finally did it.”
Chubb amassed over 2,700 yards rushing last season which resulted in offers from Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Tennessee and Purdue. Now the Bulldogs can be added to his offer list. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound tailback is not worried about Georgia’s young running backs.
“They have some really good running backs up there already, but if I go do what I got to do I will find the field somewhere,” Chubb said. “Georgia said I have all the tools I need to play and they like what I do. Coach McClendon says he is ready for me and he is ready to coach me.”
Chubb plans to drop in on the Bulldogs after he visits with the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer’s staff is pursuing Chubb along with a number of the top prospects in the Peach State.
“I plan to visit Ohio State on Jan. 10 and with this offer I plan to get up to Georgia soon,” Chubb said.