Tripp Chandler Discusses Georgia Commitment

<b>Tripp Chandler</b> of Woodstock High School in Georgia made his decision to play for Georgia back on Saturday and finally got a hold of Coach Bobo to let him know late Monday night. Why did this big, tall, tight end choose the Bulldogs?

"There are so many reasons why," said Tripp Chandler.

"I just felt so comfortable there, it made it easy to commit to them. Coach Richt: it just speaks for itself, he is an awesome guy. Everyone knows what kind of person he is, he is amazing. Coach Johnson (Tight Ends Coach) is unbelievable also. He was a lot of fun to work with and play for during the camp at Georgia. He is just a good coach and I look forward to working with him in the future."

"Coach Bobo is another coach there that is awesome. He is just real with you. He doesn't do anything but tell just exactly how it is. I like that about him. All those reasons, plus I grew up a Georgia fan, just made it easy to commit to Georgia."

Chandler is in the process of having a great senior year at Woodstock. He has 17 receptions, a little over 400 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. That is on offense, he also has forced fumbles, caused fumbles, numerous sacks and a load of tackles from the defensive end spot. That brings us to the next question, will he play offense or defense for Georgia?

"Right now, I think it is tight end. We (Tripp and Georgia Coaching Staff) were watching my highlight tape, and I made a couple plays on defense and the defensive coaches started saying they wanted me. I do believe I will start out at tight end, though."

Tripp Chandler could be labeled as a gentle giant as he changes personalities when he gets between the lines.

"I am just a very competitive person. I hate to lose at anything. It could be football, cards or whatever. I just hate losing. If we (Woodstock) lose on Friday, then I am pretty much a jerk throughout the weekend. Winning and losing is a very big deal to me and I feel at Georgia we will be doing a lot of winning. I knew Saturday night that I wanted to be a Bulldog and when they lost to Tennessee, I felt that. It felt like I was part of that team already."

Chandler had offers from Ball State, Georgia Tech, Troy and Clemson to go with his offer from Georgia. Does he plan to visit any of these schools or will he visit Georgia only?

"I am not sure. My coaches are telling me to take some visits, but, even if I do, it won't change anything. Georgia is the place for me and that is where I want to be. I could take all five visits, but those will not effect my decision at all."

Tripp Chandler measured at 6'5, 235 pounds and ran around a 4.75 at Georgia's camp in July and really put on a show. "I almost didn't go to that camp, but my parents really pushed me and I am so glad I went now. That is what made the first impression on Georgia," said Chandler.

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