Georgia‚Äôs hot streak in recruiting is still gaining momentum. this time with a commitment from the No. 8 overall player in Louisiana.
Michael Chigbu is considered one of the best wide receivers in the country and a four-star prospect by Scout.com.
A 6-foot-2, 210-pound New Orleans standout, Chigbu recorded 48 receptions for 785 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.
‚ÄúChigbu is a big, physical wideout, but he is more than just a possession-type receiver,‚Äù Scout.com national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons said. ‚ÄúHe covers a lot of ground in a hurry with his long strides and has deceptive speed. He‚Äôs got a big body that is tough for defensive backs to tackle. He will be a yards-after-catch guy in college ‚Äî a guy who can really excel inside the red zone.‚Äù
With Thursday‚Äôs commitment from Chigbu, the Bulldogs have secured five commitments in less than a week. Even for Georgia, which has a heavy amount of verbal commitments in the months of June and July, that‚Äôs an uptick in the usual summer recruiting swoon for the Bulldogs. Half of Georgia‚Äôs commitments for the class of 2015 have taken place since June 3rd.
The Bulldogs beat out Texas A&M for Chigbu, who Simmons said will be a good target for future Georgia signal callers.
‚ÄúAs he continues to improve on his route-running and using his big body to shield defenders more, he will become even more of a target for his quarterback,‚Äù Simmons said.
The Bulldogs have 16 commitments in the class of 2015. Insiders think Georgia will sign at least 30 prospects in this year‚Äôs class. Also, Chigbu‚Äôs commitment continues a trend of out-of-state players deciding to leave home to play in Athens. Of Georgia‚Äôs 16 commitments half are from out of state.