Georgia received the commitment of four-star running back Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga. Cedartown) over South Carolina and Auburn giving the Bulldogs their eighth commitment in the 2014 class. Chubb joins fellow four-star running back Sony Michel in the Bulldogs’ class that is picking up momentum heading into the summer.
Chubb had been considered a strong lean to Georgia for the past few months based on his relationships with Bryan McClendon and Mike Bobo as well as the fact that they run the same offense as Chubb’s high school. That familiarity won out in the end despite a strong pitch from the Gamecocks. South Carolina hosted the 5-11, 216-pound Chubb Apr. 20 and was his last visit on May. 31.
He would have been a welcome addition to the Gamecocks or Auburn, but at Georgia he will be part of a dynamic duo with Michel who will be the heir apparent to Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. The expectation is that the two rising sophomores will declare for the NFL Draft after the 2014 season when Chubb and Michel will be freshmen.
Despite the presence of Gurley, Marshall and Michel it will be difficult to keep Chubb off the field. Chubb ran for an eye-popping 2,721 yards last season as a junior and scored 38 touchdowns on a staggering 320 carries. Over his last two high school seasons he has amassed 4,276 yards and 62 touchdowns.