When Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown) opened his junior season with 390 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns in three quarters during a 40-0 win over Rockmart, some eyebrows were raised.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Chubb hit the halfway mark of the regular season with a 366-yard, 7-touchdown performance against Southeast Whitfield, and then schools really started to take interest.
Now with an offer from Ohio State, Chubb could become a big part of a Buckeyes offense that already includes high school touchdown machines Bri’onte Dunn (Canton, Ohio/GlenOak) and Ezekiel Elliott (St. Louis/John Burroughs), should he decide to come to Columbus in 2014.
Chubb enters this week’s season finale against Southeast Whitfield with an eye-popping 2,446 yards and 35 touchdowns in nine games. Those numbers incidentally lead the state of Georgia.
The Buckeyes are one of three schools to offer the running back, joining Purdue and Tennessee. He also has interest from Alabama, Georgia and Georgia Tech.
As a sophomore, Chubb rushed for 1,588 yards and 26 touchdowns, helping the Bulldogs to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.