Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Nick Chubb set for visits, decision looms
By Kipp Adams
Next weekend is a big one for four-star prospect Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown). The 5-foot-11, 216-pound running back, who ran for 2,721 yards and 38 touchdowns in 10 games last fall, will visit his top three schools before making his college choice, which looks like will take him to the SEC.
On Friday, Chubb will spend the day at Georgia, then Big Cat Weekend at Auburn and finally a trip to South Carolina on Monday.
“I am going to get a lot of questions answered, see how I feel about each school and I know between those three schools I will know where I want to go,” Chubb said.
Nick Chubb is rated the No. 12 running back prospect in the nation.
Those questions are mainly for South Carolina and Auburn, as Chubb has been to Georgia several times already. But there is incentive for Chubb to return to Athens, Ga.
“I want to go there one more time before I make my decision to meet players and get more out of my time on campus,” Chubb said. “I know all of the coaches really well already, and I feel comfortable enough at Georgia every time I go down there.”
For several weeks the Bulldogs maintained a solid lead for Chubb, but things have changed somewhat in the last two weeks.
“I like Georgia and South Carolina equally right now with Auburn behind them a little bit,” Chubb said.
The Gamecocks have given the talented tailback a lot to think about, and he admits he has liked them for some time now. On Monday, Chubb hopes to meet head coach Steve Spurrier for the first time and see what his program is all about.
“Georgia has not dropped any, but South Carolina has just made a move for me,” Chubb said. “I have always liked South Carolina and they came really late in the picture, which I kind of question a little bit. But I like how they use the running backs, and I always looked up to Marcus Lattimore.”
Before he sees South Carolina, Chubb will spend some time at Auburn for Big Cat Weekend. The Tigers will need to make up some ground to have a legitimate chance at Chubb, but he is going into the recruiting event with an open mind.
“I am just trying to see how they would use me in the spread, so I will give them a chance to explain that to me,” Chubb said.
Chubb is confident he will be able to make his decision known shortly following his return from Columbia, S.C. He says his deciding factor will be finding a spot he is comfortable with that feels like home. Chubb also wants a college that provides him with a life after football.