June 11, 2009

Chubb hopes to make early mark

Hillgrove defensive end Brandon Chubb is a member of the Class of 2011 who is relatively new on the recruiting front.

But maybe not for long:

The 6-foot, 220-pounder who is a rising junior at the Marietta school, showed his stuff at Georgia's summer camp Thursday.

Under the watchful eye of Georgia defensive ends coach Jon Fabris, Chubb went through the paces with a number of other prospects, each one trying to stand out in the crowd.

"I've heard from Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn and Georgia Tech," Chubb said. "I haven't got any offers yet, but I'm planning on getting some soon."

Chubb is coming off a solid sophomore season for Hillgrove where he collected seven sacks, forced three fumbles, recovered three fumbles, had two knockdowns and recorded 80 tackles.

"One of my goals is to get more sacks," Chubb said. "I got Defensive Player of the Week for Cobb County last year and was an All-County defensive player. Those are nice goals but the most important thing is getting some offers, that and get more sacks and tackles."

In the meantime, Chubb said he uses camps like the one at Georgia to improve his pass rush which is what he needs to do to accomplish his goals.

"I'm trying to learn more moves as far as my pass rush goes," Chubb said. "Last year I would just bull rush, but there are times I'm working against offensive linemen who are two times stronger than me. I know the rip and swim and that's what I'm trying t perfect. I'd like to get that to be a habit so I don't have to think about it when I'm in the game."

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