The Games End Tonight

For a kid who enjoys playing video games, Cedartown running back Nick Chubb plans to end a more serious game tonight.

ATLANTA - For a kid who enjoys playing video games, Cedartown running back Nick Chubb plans to end a more serious game tonight.

Chubb plays Xbox games like Call of Duty: Black Ops and Madden to relax during the recruiting process, but he said now it's time to man up.

"It's a hard decision, but it's time to grow up and start making decisions for myself," Chubb said.

Chubb said the process has been long and taxing at times, but it has flown by for the most part.

"I started in January and it's only June now, but it feels like it's been a whole two years," Chubb said. "I'm ready to make my decision and get my last season done."

During the offseason Cedartown holds two team workouts a week, but Chubb said he likes to get in the weight room and on the field an extra two days. It seems to be paying off as he's already put 220 pounds on his 5-10 frame.

Essentially, Chubb already looks like an SEC running back.

"I've been practicing four times a week, just grinding and trying to get better," Chubb said.

However, Chubb has to make time for himself and his family and friends. Regardless of the crucial decision Chubb has to make, he is still a senior in high school.

"Outside of football I just hang out with friends, stay out of trouble and play Xbox," Chubb said. "My mom's cooking out today so I'm going to go chill with her and have some friends over."

Chubb has narrowed his choices down to Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina, and will announce which one he will attend tonight at 6:30. Chubb's decision will come down to where he feels at home for the next four years.

"They're all really good schools, but it comes down to me feeling comfortable about where I'll be for the rest of my college career," Chubb said. "They all have really good teams and really good programs, but I mostly look at the coaches and where I can get the best education."

Despite his recently-named top three schools, Tennessee was the first school in the SEC to offer Chubb. The Vols' offer gave Chubb a sense of relief, and also led to offers from other SEC schools.

"Tennessee was the first SEC school to offer me my junior year, but after the Rising Seniors game all the schools started calling," Chubb said.

Though Chubb is the top running back in the state, he said he didn't see it until the second year of his high school career.

"My coaches saw it way before me," Chubb. "My freshman year they were telling me I was really good and things like that, but I didn't pay attention to it until I had a good year my sophomore season."

Chubb had a breakout season as a sophomore, when he rushed for more than 1,600 yards in only 10 games, but said he was worried that would come to an end after the graduation of a close teammate.

"My brother Zack [Chubb] and I ran the triple option my sophomore season and we were really good," Chubb said. "When he left, I thought I was going to have to start all over but I had a good season and realized things had to start changing."

A good season may be an understatement. As a junior, Chubb rushed for 2717 yards and 39 touchdowns. That solidified him as the top running back in a state known for top tier tailbacks.

As Chubb's career continues to change he said he now knows where he plans to attend school, and tonight's decision won't be too difficult. Chubb will take a break from the video games and the cookouts to let fans know where he'll play at the next level.

"At first it was hard, but it won't be hard for me at this point," Chubb said.


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