Dawg Post Review: Michael Chigbu

Dean Legge reviews every member of Georgia's class of 2015 - today Michael Chigbu

Michael Chigbu

Wide Receiver

Holy Cross – New Orleans, La.


Stars: 4

No. 287 overall player in the country

No. 40 WR in the country

No. 15 overall player in Louisiana

Michael Chigbu came to Georgia, saw Georgia, took a week, and then committed to Georgia.

Back in mid-July, Chigbu, a Scout.com four-star wide receiver and 2015 prospect out of Holy Cross School in New Orleans, spent a day touring Georgia’s Athens campus, speaking to coaches and talking educational opportunities. Following the visit, Chigbu said he was intrigued by the whole Georgia experience.

“What stood out the most was how happy their players were to be there,” Chigbu said.

Chigbu must have taken the clue, deciding he too would be the happiest at Georgia. During his time in Athens, Chigbu also had a chance to speak with Mark Richt about what a career at Georgia would entail – more than just football was talked about.

“(We) talked about family, his religion, his success in the past and what he looks at doing towards the future,” Chigbu said. “He talked about how I would fit in.”

Nearly a week later Chigbu committed to Georgia. It seems his July visit to Athens was a productive one.

Chigbu ultimately chose Georgia, but also had offers from schools like Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, UCLA and more.

“It’s a great place; I was impressed,” Chigbu said. “It helped for me to finally see the coaches and the environment I could possibly be dealing with.”

HONORS: Scout.com, four-star prospect, No. 287 overall prospect in the country, No. 39 WR nationally, No. 17 WR in the South and No. 15 overall player in Louisiana… PrepStar Magazine three-star prospect All-Southeast Region Team

SCOUTING: Big and physical wideout that can overpower corners at the line of scrimmage. Faster than some may think. He gets solid separation down the field and is a vertical threat. Can pluck the ball out of the air, but at times, the ball does get into his body. Sets up corners well, but can improve his hips and quickness in route running. Very strong receiver. Can catch the ball in traffic. - Chad Simmons

LEGGE’S QUESTION: A big receiver, how does Chigbu fit into Georgia’s receiving corp.?

LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: A big receiver, Michael Chigbu is going to have to be ready to play at Georgia - fast. He’s not going to have time to grow up--he should play right away in Athens. And he’s going to have to get used to playing for someone other than Tony Ball, who left for LSU a week after Signing Day. Chigbu is a big receiver, so he’s going to have to finesse some over time. But he is where he is in 2015. He’s going to have to be a major player for Georgia at receiver in 2016 and beyond.

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