Mark Richt Visits Cedartown’s Nick Chubb

Cedartown High School Running Back, Nick Chubb

You’re a pretty big deal if you’re a high school junior and Mark Richt stops by to see you three weeks from signing day.

Cedartown High School’s Nick Chubb is a pretty big deal.

He’s likely the state’s No. 1 prospect at running back for 2014.

Richt stopped by Cedartown on Monday in between visits to Walton and Kell high schools, among other places.

“It went good,” Chubb told the AJC. “He came up to see me. We didn’t talk much but he just wanted me to know that they’re interested in me.”

“It always means a lot when a head coach comes by to see you.”

The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder holds early scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Tennessee and Purdue. After proving himself at last month’s RisingSeniors game, Chubb also talked with UGA running backs coach Bryan McClendon.

“The last time I talked with (McClendon), he said to consider myself ‘offered,’” Chubb said. “But they haven’t done it officially yet because they’re finishing up with the 2013 class.”

How does Chubb feel about Georgia? “I like Georgia. I like them a lot.”

What about Georgia Tech? “I like them, too. I like every school that is interested in me.”

Chubb said Richt was the first coach to stop by his school during the current NCAA contact period, and that Georgia Tech may be by there later this week.

Chubb plans to make unofficial visits to Georgia Tech on Jan. 20, Alabama on Jan. 26, and Ohio State on Feb. 10.

By Michael Carvell, The Atlanta Journal Constitution