Florida’s coaches are using their visits not only to help lock up 2013 prospects, but they are also evaluating 2014 prospects.
On Tuesday, the Gators extended a scholarship offer to 2014 Cedartown (Ga.) High running back Nick Chubb.
“Coach (Joker) Phillips came by school today,” Chubb said. “When he came by he told me to call coach (Will) Muschamp, and when I called him he offered me a scholarship to Florida.”
Muschamp told the 5-foot-10, 200-pound Chubb that he liked his skill set a lot and that’s why he was offering him.
“He said he really liked me as a player,” Chubb said. “He said I likes how I make one move and get downhill and he wants me to be a part of what they’re doing on offense and the running game at Florida.”
Chubb said he doesn’t know much about Florida right now, but he wants to learn more about the program soon.
“I like how they use their back in their offense,” Chubb said. “They had a good running game this past year, but I don’t really know much else about Florida. But I’m interested in finding out more and talking more with all of their coaches.”
Chubb has already received scholarship offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Mississippi State and Ohio State among others, but he said he has no leader right now.
“Right now, no schools are in the lead until I see all of them that have offered me,” Chubb said. “I don’t know when I’ll visit Florida, but I know I’m going to visit them for sure soon.”
During his junior campaign Chubb had 320 carries for 2,697 yards and 38 rushing touchdowns for a 5-4 Cedartown team.
Chubb ran a 4.56 in the forty yard dash at a camp last summer.