The Georgia Bulldogs picked up two great running backs during the 2014 recruiting cycle, but one really stands out to me. Nick Chubb, the running back from Cedartown High School, is one of the most physically gifted running backs I have seen in a long time. He has the size and athleticism it takes be a successful running back in the SEC.
Chubb will join the Bulldogs this summer and will likely compete for playing time. With the possibility of running back Keith Marshall redshirting due to injury, Chubb will have a great opportunity to get some carries. If all goes well, I fully expect him to be the No. 2 running back behind Todd Gurley.
During his high school career, Chubb put up some incredible numbers. He finished his senior season with 284 carries for 2,720 yards and 39 touchdowns. Those are the type of numbers that you see in video games. Not only did Chubb rush for over 2,500 yards in his senior season, he also did during his junior year.
After the 2014-2015 season, Chubb will have the opportunity to become the Bulldogs’ premiere back. Gurley will be gone off to the NFL, leaving Marshall, Chubb, A.J. Turman and fellow incoming freshman Sony Michel as the likely candidates to get the most carries for the Bulldogs. It will be a heated battle, but expect Chubb to become the Bulldogs’ next great running back.
The Bulldogs will have the best group of running backs in all of college football. They will be loaded at the position for the next five to six years. If one goes down due to injury, there will always be another ready to go.