Posted: 8:10 pm Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Louisiana WR commits to UGA over Texas A&M 

By Michael Carvell

How often does UGA get a player out of the state of Louisiana?

Michael Chigbu, a 4-star wide receiver from New Orleans, committed to UGA over Texas A&M on Thursday night.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder made his first visit to UGA before last Friday’s Dawg Night prospect camp. He didn’t have an LSU offer but claims them from more than 15 colleges, including Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame and UCLA.

WR Michael Chigbu (247sports)

WR Michael Chigbu (247sports)

Chigbu is commit No. 17 for UGA’s recruiting class.

“Basically, Chigbu is a really good all-around receiver,” 247sports.com’s Jake Rowe said. “He can stretch the field. He makes tough catches. I think one of the things that makes him a good fit for Georgia is that he’s a big and physical kid. He blocks real well on the edge.

“He’s a Tony Ball-type of guy in the sense that he’s a 6-2, 200-pound guy who does enjoy blocking. He makes tough catches, and he catches the ball away from his body. I personally think he’s a real good fit in the pro-style theme that Georgia runs.”

Chigbu is UGA’s fourth 2015 commit who could play some at wide receiver (although most major recruiting websites aren’t counting Gilbert Johnson as a commit yet. Johnson signed with UGA last year but failed to qualify. He enrolled this summer at Georgia Prep Sports Academy and worked out at last week’s Dawg Night, with both him and his coach saying he was committed to UGA and plans to enroll in January, providing he makes a qualifying test score.)

The other two commits being counted at WR are 5-star Terry Godwin (who may play cornerback also) of Callaway High School and Griffin High School’s Christian Owens (who is listed by Rivals as a tight end now).

Here’s the big question: Does UGA still have room for Jayson Stanley, the 4-star wide receiver from Creekside High School? He’s the No. 2 true wide receiver in the state this year, behind only Lovejoy High School’s Preston Williams (committed to Tennessee). Another top UGA target is Greater Atlanta Christian’s Darius Slayton, who could play multiple positions in college.

“Receiver is a huge fit in this class, and Georgia needs multiple guys,” Rowe said. “Jayson Stanley is still a top target for Georgia, although Chugbu does fill a need. He’s not the homerun threat that Jayson Stanley is with the elite speed. He’s a possession-type guy who can make tough catches in traffic. He doesn’t necessarily need to be open to make big catch because of his ability to make catches at the top of the route.”

117 comments
RangeRover
RangeRover

I didn't attend UGA; I attended and played football at an Ivy League School.  However, as an Atlanta native I have many friends and relatives that attended UGA, GT, and my best friend attended Florida.  However, the UGA recruiting has been getting better since the hiring of the new defensive coordinator.

There's something going on at UGA that reminds me of the atmosphere that preceded both the Florida and now the Alabama championships run.  Thusly, I think you're going to finally start seeing many more 5 star and in-state talent desiring to play for the Bulldogs.  And if UGA is able to harvest better its own in-state talent, watch out!

RangeRover
RangeRover

..and what an impressive looking young man...no braids, earrings or tattoos and donning a nicely ironed, buttoned up polo shirt.  Don't you just love good parenting?

Refreshing...


Infraredguy
Infraredguy

Great pickup by the Dogs, this boy understands how nice it is to play in Tampa or Orlando every January.1 when it's cold in Athens. RTR

TampGator1
TampGator1

Slaw Dawg and Whiskey Breath........two peas in a pod.  Real tight those two. 

Cmdawg99
Cmdawg99

He just wants to run underneath Eason's bombs!!

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

The real question is why Les didn't want him?

Also, Saban didn't even sniff, he is the only one that can get great La.

kids from LSU and Lester.  

I suspect the kid is not really a 4 star recruit.

Might be a little BS that everybody wanted his services. 


Reggie_Ball
Reggie_Ball

Anyone notice how Sloopy is missing from action today since the embarrassing OSU band news broke? 

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

All you 'necks singing the "Happy Song" right now will be singing "The Thrill Is Gone" come the first 2 games of the year when the LegHumpers are 0-2. I cannot wait for that to happen. Tan-Man Richt will be on the Hot Seat big time......LOL.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

Welcome Michael Chigbu and family to FAM15 and the Bulldawg Nation...

Boom-chicka-locka locka boom Chigbu... cool name... sorry, couldn't resist the temptation, to play out with my imagination the tunes that will play each time Michael Chigbu scores a TD between the hedges...

UGA could pull one more 2015 prospect out of the state of Louisiana.. 4* DB Donte Jackson... visiting LSU this weekend... I'm waiting to see how this will play out...

"BELIEVE" in the G

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

Hey Mutts, I realize I have said some hurtful things toward you .

Sometimes I might have crossed the line.

However,  you wouldn't stoop so low to tell Jonathan Taylor about  Whiskey Breath would you? 

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@Jack5150

Actually Bellamy is a Red Shirt Freshman . Wouldn't that put him 19 or 20 years old and also underage drinking. If all he got was a DUI , he got off easy. Underage drinking will cost a lot more. 

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Jack5150 The Fulmer Cup belongs to thUGA.....no competition. A big congrats to the Tanned One on recruiting and signing some of the top thugs in the nation. The Bulldoggie Nation must be mighty proud. LMAO. Remember, 0-2 to start the season! 

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@Jack5150

I have had it with these ungrateful immature children . We need to bring back the Athletic Dorm. They would probably be more like a palace compared to what the players had to live in years ago but at least you could keep up with them and remind them in a case like this that there is only  7 days until real practice begins. 

He insults our intelligence when he go's on twitter and apologizes knowing good and well he is tweeting while drinking a beer.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@RangeRover by braids, earring, and tatts I assume you are talking about black players?

TampGator1
TampGator1

@RangeRover 


I think that has a lot to do with the catholic private school he attends. And how does braids, earrings, and tattoos have anything to do with bad or good parenting?  I have seen bad kids without them and good kids with them.  Obviously, your parents raised you with a certain biased view with repeated generalizations about people different than themselves; or did you learn that perspective from some unnamed Ivy League school?

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Infraredguy Great post by the Troll...this boy understands how nice it is to play in Athens every year...go dogs

WDE
WDE

@gtcaryd  hey we were worried . You OK ? I feared after all the drama at Bug U you might have over reacted and just checked out.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@TampGator1 you're right...their existence consists of trolling AJC sports blogs looking for a story on UGA, or any story period, to spew their ridiculous anti UGA drivel...like 2 broken records...skip, skip, skip...skip, skip, skip...go dogs

TampGator1
TampGator1

@WhiskeyBreath 


Better check that.  Florida got a 5-star DE out of the New Orleans area last year and has a commitment from one of the top WRs in LA this recruiting cycle....and may get another top recruit from down there before it is over.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@WhiskeyBreath Whiskey.....you are probably spot on. If the kid was that good, The Mad Hatter and The Great Sabantini would have been all over him. Now if he has a good Sr. year, they will be on him like red on a UGA fan's neck. He will never play a down for the Tanned One.

WDE
WDE

@Dawg-Gawn  seems like a squared away young man..Welcome to the Bull Dog Nation...DG thanks for the video .

DawgNole
DawgNole

@Reggie_Ball

Yup. I expect he'll lay low 'til it dies down. Of course, we'll be sure to remind him when he tries to slink back on here.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Reggie_Ball 


Don't know, but Muschamp just went into the state of Ohio for the second time with a commitment today from 4-star OT George Brown.  This commitment is significant because the following three players have indicated that they want to play on the same team with George:


5 star DE Byron Cowart

5 star DE Ce Ce Jefferson

4 star LB Te'Von Coney


Brown said today that he expects some big names to be committing soon to the Gators.  Maybe the three above and more. 


And Sloopy......sorry the Gators stole another real good one out of Ohio....Brown now and previously and recently with 4 star OLB Jerome Baker. So sorry.  Not really. 


P.S. Sloopy......really nice article on Shelley Meyer by a 24/7 sports writer covering the Bucks today.  She is a first class, honest lady.  Can't say the same for her hubby, however.  

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@SlawDawg But seriously necks, don't you think a 50 plus year old man with a body tan is 

a little bit strange?

WDE
WDE

@SlawDawg Slaw I bet we beat your bunch like red headed step children this year.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@SlawDawg 


Seriously doubt the kid is a "thug," but you certainly are a troll thug. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@C-Kirk 


How can the kid insult your intelligence when you take the verb in your sentence and try to turn it into a possessive noun?  Or were you trying to turn the verb, "goes," into a contraction?  You can't do that either.  Seriously.  

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@WDE @gtcaryd What Drama? I been drunk for a week at the beach. Man my head hurts. 

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Jack5150 @Cmdawg99 why do you care or even comment ??...go comment on teks twin commitments...you say you're a tek fan, but you're constantly on any story ripping UGA...talk about obsession...go dogs

Cmdawg99
Cmdawg99

I didn't say anything about a start, but ok. Bombs from Ramsey or Park. Go Dawgs!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

@WDE 


He is always trying to out do Michael on Michael's page....it seems.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhiskeyBreath @SlawDawg 


Over 50?????


Does that mean you like them young and tender like the former Assistant Coach Sandowsky at Penn State??????


If that is what you are trying to say just let it roll and we can celebrate your  "Coming out of the closet"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WDE
WDE

@WhiskeyBreath @SlawDawg being a bigoted, stupid and generally deplorable person is no way to go thru life, but I got to say it looks good on you. I think you were born to the role.  And yes I've said that before but it bears repeating. 

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@SlawDawg @Dawg-Gawn 


Is this decision because of your deciding to  QUIT whizzing in your bed???????????


Of course we always allow that a 24-hour/Whiskey Breath frequently poops his pants in addition to the whizzing in his pants and he is approximately on/above your level!!!

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@TampGator1 @C-Kirk

Even though that had nothing to do with my point , you are right. I did okay in English in High School and College but from the time I graduated from Georgia I had Secretary's or a typing pool to correct all dictations . When you use that crutch for 30 years you lose the skill. If I had been brought up in the Computer era I would have no problem but you will never catch me on an English blog or  writing blog because It would show them disrespect but I will match my sporting skills with anyone. I was a pretty good Golfer, Football player, Tennis player and Baseball player in my time. I even made UGA's Baseball team as a walk-on pitcher but was restricted to home games only because they didn't have any Scholarship available so I quit to concentrate on my studies and graduate on time.   

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@gtcaryd @WDE 


I knew the first time I ever saw you that you were going to have problems with that head!!!


Welcome back dude!!!!!!!!!!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

Wow.....has anyone else been missing a headache?  

TampGator1
TampGator1

The point is or was.....the kid did not need to insult your intelligence and was not insulting your intelligence with his tweeted apology.  I have no doubt it was totally sincere and it will most likely help him grow out of his immature and irresponsible action.