By Joe Vitale:
June 11th is a monumental day in Georgia football history, as it marks the day the Dawgs secured a commitment from one of the most freakish athletes in the country back in 2013.
That freak would be Cedartown product Nick Chubb, who, 3 years later, is now considered a top-5 running back in the nation and one of the greatest in the history of UGA football.
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In high school, Chubb would have his name in the news practically every Friday night.
“Chubb rushes for 300+ yards as Cedartown wins yet again” was a very, very common headline.
During his time at Cedartown, Chubb had some incredible seasons, finishing his junior year with 2,721 yards and 38 TDs and his senior year he recorded 2,690 yards rushing and 41 touchdowns. Chubb ended his career with 6,996 rushing yards and 101 touchdowns.
Chubb was never necessarily an “under the radar” guy, but many in the Georgia fan base overlooked him, due to the fact that we had another talented back already committed in the form of 5-star Fort Lauderdale (FL.) product Sony Michel. When they arrived in Athens, both were studs immediately, but it was clear that Richt had something special in Chubb.
After two full seasons under his belt, Chubb has already solidified himself as one of the greatest in UGA history. The Georgia native rushed for 1,547 yards his freshman year (with only 8 starts) and then 747 the following year (6 starts due to a torn knee), bringing his total to 2,294 rushing yards.