Running back Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown) made a name for himself in Georgia this season. The 5-foot-11, 208-pound junior rushed for 2,721 yards and 38 touchdowns, more than any running back in state history in a 10-game regular season.
For those that follow recruiting, Chubb could soon become a household name. Tennessee, Ohio State, Purdue and Georgia Tech have offered Chubb so far, and two of those offers stick out in his mind right now.
“Ohio State and Tennessee stand out,” Chubb said. “I talked to Tennessee a couple weeks ago and they make me feel like I am a priority for them, so I like that. I talk to [Ohio State assistant] Stan Drayton a lot and he tells me to keep up the good work. I like the Ohio State uniforms and how much they win.”
The theme among early standouts at the Rising Seniors program has not only been sticking together at the next level, but also contemplating the idea of playing for the Buckeyes.
“We play together right now, so it would be great for a bunch of us from Georgia to go to Ohio State,” Chubb said. “They do a good job building relationships with us so that is why we are all showing interest in them.”
Chubb is hoping to get more opportunities to play in the Southeastern Conference as well.
“I like how South Carolina runs the ball and they develop good running backs,” Chubb said. “Alabama has good backs, too, and they run the ball a lot.”
The in-state SEC school could become a major player for Chubb if they were to offer. They already have his household sold on him playing for the Bulldogs.
“A Georgia offer would mean a lot,” Chubb said. “That is my home state and my whole family is waiting on that on. Everyone in my family wants me to go to Georgia.”
For now, Chubb plans to keep his options open and check out the programs that offer him. He hopes to visit Ohio State early in January for a Junior Day.