Phil Kornblut

April 22, 2013

USC makes a move with Georgia RB

USC is now a major factor with running back Nick Chubb.

USC quarterbacks coach GA Mangus is best known for recruiting quarterbacks to the Gamecock program.

But the last recruiting campaign he won the battle for highly touted running back David Williams of Philadelphia, and now he's got the Gamecocks in the hunt for highly regarded tailback Nick Chubb of Cedartown, Ga.

Chubb visited USC Saturday and got the chance to meet with Mangus and running backs coach Everette Sands.

"They were straight forward and told me everything that they believe in," Chubb said. "I got to watch a little film and saw how they run the ball and how they use their running back. Whether passing or running, they use him a lot. I like the style."

The Gamecock coaches apparently like his style as well.

"They tell me I remind them of (Marcus) Lattimore," he said. "They said we're very similar running backs. They would like me to be one of their running backs. They are only taking one."

Chubb has also visited Georgia, Auburn and Florida and he might return to Auburn. Georgia remains a strong player but the Bulldogs have company at the top from the Gamecocks.

"It's a tie right now between USC and Georgia," he said. "I feel comfortable at both of them. I've got to find the things that I like and I have to see."

Chubb added that either school taking another running back won't affect his decision, which he will make in June.

Last season he rushed for 2,717 yards and 39 touchdowns.

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