Lenford Small has been nicknamed "Chub" since birth. He was eleven pounds at birth and the doctor at the hospital dubbed him Chub. The name has stuck since.
"Yea, everyone calls me Chub. It's pretty much just my name now."
"Chub" was a standout at the NIKE camp held in Miami, where he posted a 4.47 in the 40 yard dash and benched 185 an astounding 24 times... terrific numbers for a 180-pound running back.
"Strength is a big-part of my game, but I think I'm a complete back. I can pretty much do it all. I have good speed, feet, quickness, and I can catch the ball out of the backfield."
His exploits on the gridiron have led to Small being tabbed the nation's #24 Running Back according to TheInsiders.com. While interst is picking up, Chub currently has a solid top 5.
"I have offers from Kansas, Cincinnatti, and USF. My top five is Georgia, Florida State, N.C. State, Nebraska, and Iowa. All of those schools I like their styles and the coaches. I could see myself fitting in there."
"I camped at Georgia and the coaches are cool and they have new facilities. They run the ball alot and the backs are always featured at Georgia."
Small, who's in no hurry to decide and will likely wait until signing day, sees no need in limiting himself to playing in the state of Florida.
"I'll play anywhere and distance doesn't matter. I just want to go where I fit in best and I can relate to the coaches."
As for the Wolfpack, Chub is just looking into learning more about the program and school before deciding if they fit into his future plans.
"I still don't know everything about N.C. State because I've never visited there so that will be important. I've talked to a couple of their coaches and they were nice. That's what I care about and it's one of the reasons why I'm so high on them."