GA lineman has WFU tie

Wake Forest would like to find a few pass rushers for the Class of 2014. They visited the Atlanta area last week to extend a scholarship offer to Bradley Chubb, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive lineman out of Hillgrove High. The staff is already has a strong connection with Chubb and his family. His older brother, Brandon, now a redshirt freshman, joined the Deacons program in 2011.

"Wake Forest came by last Thursday," said Chubb. "I spoke with Coach McCartney and Coach Knoor and that's when they offered me. Since my brother goes there, I've been up to Wake Forest many times and seen everything. During my sophomore season, I think I was at every home game. This past year, I went to four or five games. I know Coach Grobe and all of the coaches there.

"I like Coach Mac. He's real cool. He likes the way I come off the edge, that I'm not scared to go inside, and the way i hustle and don't get run down by the pulling guards. They like me at defensive end but think I can play inside too.

"I've talked to my brother a lot about [Wake Forest] program. I'm trying to find the best fit for me. If Wake Forest is that place, then that's where I'll go. I would like the chance to play with him, but I wouldn't say it's going to play a big factor in my decision. Right now I'm just taking it all in. I want to go to a college that will help me get farther beyond the game of football. Education is the biggest factor for me. People tell me if I go to Duke that would be good, if I go to Wake Forest that would be good too, so I just have to find right fit." Mississippi State was the first school to offer Chubb in March of this year. He's also received offers from Duke, East Carolina, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Wake Forest, and West Virginia. Chubb said he's also received interest from North Carolina, N.C. State, Missouri, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.

In his junior season, Chubb missed four games due an an ACL tear. In the ones he played for the Hawks he showed his effectiveness in the interior.

"I had a tear in my ACL and just got cleared three weeks ago," Chubb explained to "Every game I played [as a junior] I had double digits in tackles except one. I made four sacks and two forced fumbles.

"I'm close to being back to 100-percent. I'm faster getting off the ball, blowing linemen out, and quicker on that first step. If I don't get first team All-State and All-American this year I'm going to be disappointed."

Chubb says he would like to study Sports Management or Athletic Training in college. He was just a freshman when Brandon was a senior at Hillgrove, although he said the brothers are only two and a half years apart in age. The Deacon staff would love to have both on the defensive unit in the coming years, but they'll have plenty of competitors until February 5, 2014.

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