Georgia Adds Chigbu

Georgia Adds Chigbu

Georgia's hot streak in recruiting is still going strong.

This time with a commitment from the #8 overall player in Louisiana, Holy Cross WR Michael Chigbu. Chigbu’s commitment to the Bulldogs is the first time a player from the Pelican State has committed to Georgia since Terreal Bierria played for Georgia at the turn of the century.

Chigbu is considered one of the #30 overall wide receiver in the country and a four-star prospect by Scout.com. He announced his commitment on NOLA.com, the website for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

“Chigbu is a big, physical wide out, but he is more than just a possession-type receiver,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons. “He covers a lot of ground in a hurry with his long strides and has deceptive speed. He’s got a big body that is tough for defensive backs to tackle. He will be a yards-after-catch guy in college – a guy who can really excel inside the red zone.”

With Thursday’s commitment from Chigbu, the Bulldogs have secured five commitments in less than a week. Even for Georgia, which has a heavy amount of verbal commitments in the summer, that’s an uptick in the usual summer recruiting swoon for the Bulldogs. Half of Georgia’s commitments for the class of 2015 have taken place since June 3rd.

The Bulldogs beat out Texas A&M for Chigbu, who Simmons said will be a good target for future Georgia signal callers.

“As he continues to improve on his route-running and using his big body to shield defenders more, he will become even more of a target for his quarterback,” Simmons said.

The Bulldogs now have 16 commitments in the class of 2015. Insiders think Georgia will sign at least 30 prospects in this year’s class. Also, Chigbu’s commitment continues a trend of out-of-state players deciding to leave home to play in Athens. Of Georgia’s 16 commitments half are from states other than Georgia.

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