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Thursday, February 7, 2013
RB Nick Chubb adds another B1G offer

By Josh Moyer

Between calls from the media and college coaches, tailback Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown) said he's already overwhelmed with the recruiting process. But he said he's grateful for the attention -- and grateful for his newest scholarship offer.

The ESPN Watch List prospect received a message during Thursday workouts to call Penn State. And it didn't take long for an assistant coach there to make the coveted southern tailback his 12th scholarship offer.

"They said I'm just what they need," Chubb said.

The 5-foot-11, 210-pound recruit rushed for about 2,700 yards and 38 touchdowns just last season, and college coaches have descended upon his small town (pop: 9,750) to get a closer look. He's already generating attention from much of the SEC -- including offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee -- but said he's trying to keep an open mind.

That doesn't mean he doesn't yet have favorites, he added. It just means he's willing to hear the pitches from other schools such as Penn State and build up relationships.

He especially likes Georgia, which is just a two-hour drive from Cedartown. And he also mentioned Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Alabama and Ohio State as his current favorites.

"It's nice to hear from everybody," he said. "But I'm just going to take it easy and see how it is next year and hopefully make a decision then. I just want to talk to other schools and build a relationship with them first. I wouldn't mind going up to Penn State at all."

Chubb admittedly doesn't know much about the Nittany Lions. He couldn't remember the coach who spoke with him, just that he played ball in Georgia. He counts academics, program reputation and a strong staff as his priorities -- and he said he didn't want to rule out Happy Valley without getting to know the place a bit better.

"I'm looking forward to getting to know Penn State now," he said. "I know they had trouble in the past but -- and the coach mentioned this -- they're starting it over."