4-Star RB Nick Chubb Delaying His Decision Isn't Bad News for Georgia

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIMay 28, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

Nick Chubb, 4-star running back, is delaying his decision so he can take one last look at South Carolina, but that's not exactly horrible news if you're a Georgia fan with the back on your wish list. 

Michael Carvell of ajc.com reports that Chubb wanted to visit South Carolina before making his decision between the Gamecocks, Georgia and Auburn. That's a visit that is now planned for Thursday, per Carvell:

Chubb has UGA, Auburn and South Carolina as his finalists, and wanted to visit each one more time before rendering his decision, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday. Chubb toured UGA on Friday and Auburn on Saturday, and was tentatively scheduled to go to South Carolina on Monday.

“Yes, I had planned to go up there Monday because my mom was off for Memorial Day,” Chubb said. “I talked to the South Carolina coaches and they told me to come on Tuesday but I didn’t have transportation. I figured things out, and now I’m going down there on Thursday.”

Chubb said he didn’t want to go ahead and announce on Tuesday without giving South Carolina a second look. “I want to give everybody in my top three a chance – I want to see them all,” he said.

While this may seem like South Carolina snagging a last-minute advantage, the other way to look at it is that Chubb is giving the Gamecocks a fair shot.

The decision being delayed in SC's favor doesn't mean that the decision will be.

Chubb is the No. 8 player from the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports composite, and he has visited Georgia a grand total of seven times, according to his 247Sports timeline.

Carvell also reported on Chubb's recent visit to Georgia:

UGA is rumored to be the school to beat for Chubb. Last Friday’s visit was different than Chubb’s other four unofficial visits with the Bulldogs. “This time, it was more about academics and other things. Usually when I go there, it’s to learn about football. This time, it was more to see things outside of football, like academics, dorms, and campus life.

“I did get to talk with (Mark Richt). He’s still excited about me coming there. He wants me there. It’s recruiting, I guess. He said a lot of things I like to hear.”

The delay in Chubb's decision appears to be more logistics and fairness than anything else, so don't look too far into this if you're a Georgia fan. The Bulldogs already have the commitment of 5-star running back Sony Michel, but they're known as a great running program that can use multiple running backs effectively—so that shouldn't be a deterrent.

Twenty of 21 experts that predicted in the 247Sports Crystal Ball feature for Chubb picked Georgia, with the other vote going to South Carolina.


Where do you think Chubb will commit? Sound off in the comments.

Note: Star rankings courtesy of the 247Sports Composite. 

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