Although the 5-foot-10, 208-pound Nick Chubb is only a junior at Cedartown High School, he may be receiving more mail than any other person in town these days.
Chubb, the standout running back for the Bulldogs football team, has received almost 20 scholarship offers from Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools since October.
During this past fall as an eleventh-grader, Chubb ran for a Georgia regular season rushing record of 2,697 yards. He also scored 38 touchdowns, while still finding time to play on defense and occasionally special teams.
Since the conclusion of the regular season, Chubb has been named as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Class AAAA Offensive Player of the Year, as well as the Rome News-Tribune Co-Offensive Player of the Year and the Region 7-AAAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Chubb was also chosen to the Associated Press’ Class AAAA All-State first team, the Rome News-Tribune All-Area first team, and he was named as a member of the CBS MaxPreps 2012 Medium Schools All-American football team. Chubb also participated in the RisingSeniors.com AT&T Junior Bowl in December.
Because of his success on the field, coaches like Mark Richt of Georgia and Nick Saban of Alabama have stopped by Cedartown High School to learn more about Chubb. Rich Rodriguez, the head coach of the University of Arizona, has allowed his program to offer Chubb a scholarship even though Arizona currently has no players on their team from the Peach state.
Coaches like Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelley, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher are also interested in having Chubb play collegiate football for them.
Currently, Chubb has scholarship offers from the two schools who played for a national championship in January – Alabama and Notre Dame – as well as Georgia, Nebraska, Florida State, Ohio State, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Arkansas, Penn State, Mississippi State, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Michigan State and Arizona.