A Business Decision

Michael Chigbu burst onto the scene after a strong junior season. The New Orleans, Louisiana product has become one of the Bayou State's most coveted wide receivers over the course of the last few months. With over a dozen offers to his credit, the Holy Cross standout admits he has some thinking to do, but he does not plan to drag the selection process out.

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"I admit I wasn't expecting to have all of these offers this year, but I am blessed," said Chigbu. "I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I wasn't expecting all of this to happen so early.

"At the same time, I'm a competitor, so I want even more offers."

The spring evaluation period will soon be upon us. Chigbu is eager to polish his game and show college scouts what he is capable of.

"We start spring practice in April some time and I am ready," said Chigbu. "I want to really work on my speed this off season.

"I want to get my weight down a little bit closer to 200 and I want to work on my route running and high pointing the ball better.

"I just want to get better at everything."

Arizona State, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and UCLA among others have extended an offer to the rising senior.

While Chigbu considers himself wide open, he does confess an affection for the schools of the SEC.

Conference affiliations aside, Chigbu wants the ball.

"I want to go somewhere that likes to throw the football," said Chigbu.

"I don't want to play in offense that runs the ball all of the time. I want to be in a balanced offense that likes to throw.

"I want to go somewhere that likes to throw it or at least they're even with running and throwing."

The state of Louisiana has seen some of its' most talented sons leave their home state for their college careers.

Chigbu is considering following suit.

"It's a business decision," said Chigbu. "You have to go the place that can get you the farthest, in state or out of state.

"I am prepared to go anywhere. I don't have to stay close to home.

"I just want to find the right coaches and the right offense for me no matter where that is."

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