Michael Chigbu to Georgia: Bulldogs Land 4-Star WR Prospect

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 24, 2014

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Georgia continues to add to an already impressive 2015 class with the commitment of wide receiver Michael Chigbu.

The New Orleans native announced his decision on Twitter:

Chigbu is a 4-star prospect and is considered the No. 32 wide receiver in the nation, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. At 6'2", he has good size and the athleticism to go up and get passes at their highest points.

While the Holy Cross star is not known for his blazing speed, he is good in traffic and is elusive enough to create big plays when he is given the opportunity.

It was easy for Chigbu to narrow his decision down to just Georgia and Texas A&M, as he explained to Andrew Lopez of The Times-Picayune:

The most important thing was being able to be able to compete in the SEC. I wanted to be happy with the coaches and being able to live in that state. Both schools are amazing. Both head coaches, the recruiting corners, the players, everything was amazing.

It became easy to understand his final choice once you examine the situation for Georgia. Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald breaks down that playing time will be available early:

Seniors Chris Conley and Michael Bennett will be gone after the 2014 season and Malcolm Mitchell could turn pro, leaving plenty of space and production to be filled. From a recruit’s perspective, that means early playing time will be up for grabs soon after hitting campus. That’s good incentive for kids like Chigbu, already an imposing target at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, to say yes to Richt and jump on board.

Nothing will be guaranteed on Mark Richt's squad, but Chigbu has the size and advanced technique to get onto the field early in his career. On the other hand, a redshirt season could make him even better in the future.

If he lives up to his potential, he has the ability to be one of the top receivers in the conference.

The Bulldogs still have more holes to fill before completing the class, but this is already shaping up to be quite a formidable roster in the future. 


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