The Bulldog coaches continued a week of very good news with the commitment this evening of New Orleans (Holy Cross) wide receiver Michael Chigbu. Recruiting services place a consensus four star rating on the 6'2, 210 pound Chigbu, who chose the 'Dawgs over fellow SEC program Texas A&M. It really has to be considered a bit of a coup given what receivers have done in Kevin Sumlin's offense recently. It's hard to imagine a big, fast receiver (of which Chigbu is certainly one) not wanting to play in the offense that just produced first round pick Mike Evans.
In addition to the Aggies, Chigbu also claimed offers from the likes of Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Miami, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and UCLA. That's an impressive cross-section of good football teams. It's also no surprise, as Chigbu is a great combination of size and speed. He also has excellent hands and runs well with the ball after the catch, looking almost like a tailback in his ability to make cuts and run through tackles. If I had to compare Chigbu to a current Bulldog coming out of high school, I'd have to say he reminds me a little of Chris Conley.
It's been a long time since the 'Dawgs pulled a recruit out of Louisiana, especially one with the potential of Chigbu. Georgia also has five star receiver Terry Godwin in the fold, along with four star Griffin standout Christian Owens, who at 6'5, 210 pounds may grow into a tight end. He also ultimately may not end up in Athens at all, having taken several recruiting trips since his commitments, and being rumored to retain some interest in the Tennessee Volunteers. With Michael Bennett, Chris Conley, and Jonathan Rumph all leaving after 2014 (and Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley eligible to) the Bulldogs should be on the market for at least one and probably two more receivers.
Welcome to the Bulldog Nation, Michael, and . . .