Westview/Arizona Western JC – Avondale, Ariz.
No. 34 overall JUCO player in the country
No. 4 JUCO LB in the country
Athens felt like home to Chuks Amaechi, so he made it home.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound outside linebacker from Arizona Western told Mark Richt exactly what the Georgia head coach wanted to hear in late November before Amaechi left Athens following his official visit.
Amaechi made the pledge to Georgia over Middle Tennessee State, North Texas and Southern Mississippi. He told Scout National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons he chose Georgia because it felt like home.
Amaechi ended the recruiting process that day. Since then the three-star outside linebacker has enrolled at Georgia for the spring semester and he’s officially a member of Georgia’s family.
Amaechi loves everything in Athens, and he loves football – perfect fit for Georgia.
HONORS: Scout.com three-star prospect, No. 34 JUCO player in the nation… Named to 2014 First Team All-Western States Football League team… 2014 Second Team All-NJCAA selection
SCOUTING: “Obviously a guy that we think can help us win. He’ll be here coming in for the spring semester, which will be good. We’ll be able to give him some work. He’s got some very outstanding features physically and plays with a lot of energy. He’s a guy we think can help us.” - Mark Richt
LEGGE’S QUESTION: When you sign a junior college linebacker you expect him to play right away. Is Amaechi ready to step in an play right now?
LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: Junior college players have been, well, disappointing for Georgia with a very exceptions. I’ve not seen Amaechi play live, so my thoughts have that caveat. Amaechi is a tall (6-3) linebacker who Scout considers the No. 34 overall junior college prospect in the country. The Bulldogs need some sort of production from the linebacker spot in 2015. Losing two seniors as productive if not spectacular as Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera leaves a void that Amaechi is going to have to help fill. Georgia can’t have another junior college player come in and not fulfill expectations - that can’t happen these two seasons that Amaechi will be on campus.