Posted: 7:30 am Monday, August 11th, 2014

Scouting report on UGA DE commit Chauncey Rivers 

By Michael Carvell

What type of football player will UGA be getting with Chauncey Rivers?

We asked his high school coach, Stephenson’s Ron Gatrell.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Rivers originally committed to South Carolina, but then switched to UGA last February.

He may be the best all-around athlete that Stephenson has turned out since Mike Davis, the South Carolina running back who is considered to be a long shot to win the Heisman Trophy.

Rivers turned a lot of heads with his camp performances at defensive end this summer, and he’s also talented to play tight end at the collegiate level.

Here’s what Gartrell had to say about his star player — and the comparisons to Jermaine Cunningham, the New York Jets linebacker from Stephenson who is in his fifth NFL season:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3679095391001

10 comments
JABAJC
JABAJC

But first he have to help Stephenson, my team win it's first state championship...!!!

bigshotdawg
bigshotdawg

He's still got time to switch again.

ScoreCheck
ScoreCheck

WOW!!!

I'm excited Chauncey is going to play for the Dawgs.

OriginalATLien
OriginalATLien

I can proudly say that I once played for Coach Gartrell, not at Stephenson. However, whenever he finally gets that elusive championship, we will all come to celebrate!

Gopher86
Gopher86

This coach sends out athletes to college by the dozen, but never wins consistently with State titles. What's the problem?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Don't forget about Darreon Herring.

BobLeeSwagger
BobLeeSwagger

@Gopher86 he markets/ promotes his players to colleges very well. Isn't a coach getting kids in college the REAL WINNING?

Isn't a college coach getting his players to Graduate with a Degree really WINNING? Getting a kid to the NFL is a plus.

ScoreCheck
ScoreCheck

@JohnnyMKnight 

UGA like every other school provides the student athlete every opportunity to succeed on and off the field.

What the player does with his or her opportunity is their own personal responsibility.