Signee Spotlight: Brandon Chubb

"I'm gonna be a Deac," said the Wake Forest signee. One of the players who switched to Wake Forest is featured.

Brandon Chubb Size: 6-0, 230 pounds
Hometown: Hillgrove High School, Powder Springs Ga.
Projected position at WFU: Defensive end Commit date: 1/28/11
Recruiting competition: Air Force, Chattanooga, App State, Colorado

Why WFU: "Before my visit I was committed to playing for App State. Then Wake came into the picture that same week, and it was ACC football, with a great campus and education. My dad played SEC football at Georgia.

"I took a visit and was just wild about how nice the school and football program were.

"I'm looking forward to the intensity of the football program, and coming in with the mentality to work hard, and taking every chance I can to practice, compete, and help them make another run for the ACC title.

"It's only a four or five hour drive, and isn't far like Colorado or the Air Force. I love the size of campus and campus life, and it's more like Georgia weather.

"I'm in love with Wake. I'm gonna be a Deac."

Strengths and improvements: "I hope to bring another aspect to the team; bring some leadership and intensity. As a freshman it will be hard to be a leader, but I lead by my actions and not my voice. I hope inspire people, and help the defense stand out.

"I've got power and love to blitz; I'm a great blitzer. I'm also a great running back stuffer. I need to work on improving my lateral movement."

Stats: Chubb had 93 tackles, 63 solo, 11.5 sacks, eight tackles, one interception, three pass break ups.

Coach Quotes (Head Coach Philip Ironside): "He's very low-maintenance. He loves to play, and really made a lot of growth from his junior and senior year as a player and maturity wise. He's a leader and a good solid kid in our program.

"I think academics pulled him to Wake, and being D1. He had a lot of 1AA offers and two D1 offers, but he's a high academic kid. He wanted to be challenged in the academically and playing football.

"He's got a great motor, plays hard the entire game, and his work ethic is second to none, which will carry over.

"In terms of improvement, probably picking up the speed of the game; it changes so much from high school to college, being in the big time and getting adjusted. He's a smart kid, and his work ethic will help him along.

"His senior season I hope to see him getting a chance to play and being successful academically."

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