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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Chubb gives Dawgs a SPARQ at Opening

By Tom VanHaaren

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- When the finalists were announced for the SPARQ National Championship, it was mainly comprised of the prospects most people thought would be there. As somewhat of a surprise, ESPN 300 running back Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown) was among the list of finalists.

At 5-foot-11 and 216 pounds, the Georgia commit said that he knew people wouldn't expect him to make it that far, but it's something he's used to.

"I'm fast. I've had this speed my whole life and I've been working hard. People just don't think I'm fast for some reason," he said. "I've never ran a 4.4 on laser like I did today, so that felt good. I wanted to get first place because I've been working so hard, but I was doing my best."

He ended up finishing in third place behind receiver Terry McLaurin (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) and athlete Speedy Noil (New Orleans/Edna Karr). Chubb said it was a goal for him to make it into the finals, so he feels a sense of accomplishment for making it as far as he did.

That's not the only goal he had, however. The No. 10-ranked running back was also planning on doing some recruiting for the Dawgs, and he has a specific player in mind.

"Probably Lorenzo Carter (Norcross, Ga./Norcross), he's a big target. I asked him about it, and I told him to get in with us and hop in the boat," he said. "I got real close with him these past couple days and we've been talking more, so hopefully he'll want to come play with me."