Steve Spurrier No Shows for Nick Chubb?

ATHENS - The star running back may not have been close to pulling the trigger on crossing the border to play in the Palmetto State.

But said he took a couple of “last-minute” recruiting visits to Columbia, S.C., in 2013 but the Head Ball Coach wasn’t around.

“It was a nice campus,” Chubb said. “I never saw (Steve) Spurrier or anything, but it was good. He was busy getting awards or something.”

Chubb said he pushed his commitment date back to listen to South Carolina, but said he probably would have come to Georgia anyway.

Chubb committed to Georgia on June 11, 2013. He said Spurrier was in Florida when he last visited.

Spurrier, the former Florida coach and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback for the Gators, received the “Great Floridian award in Gainesville from Governor Rick Scott on May 30, 2013.

“I would have got to meet the head coach,” Chubb said. “That would have been great to know if I was going to play for him, but I would probably have come to Georgia.”

Chubb said Spurrier has a great offensive mind.

“He’s crazy good, but our defense is crazy good too,” Chubb said.

Chubb has practiced this week despite sustaining a mild ankle injury against Vanderbilt when he rushed for 189 yards. He said he hurt the ankle on his last play in the game, but said he wasn’t concerned.

“No, not at all,” he said. “Put tape on it. Couldn’t even feel it. I didn’t go back in, but they taped it up anyways.”

He wore a wrap on his left forearm while practicing Tuesday but was in a regular jersey.

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