Nick Chubb recruit scouting report: Elite running back

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A 5'11, 216 pound running back out of Cedartown (Ga.) High School, Nick Chubb is a terrifying blend of size and speed. Running a reported 4.47, he is one of the nation's top backfield threats this year, and is unanimously ranked among the top 10 backs on all four major recruiting services.

Already considered to be a top three player in his home state of Georgia, Chubb's talent also stacks up quite favorably among prospects in the 2014 class, regardless of position. ESPN has him slotted at 64th on the ESPN300, while 247sports has the most favorable evaluation of his talent, ranking him as the 18th best player in the country.

Marquee programs like Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Notre Dame, Texas and South Carolina are among those after his signature, and as impressive as that list is, it is comprised of only a few of Chubb's offers. He boasts 18 in total.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Chubb is one of the best backs in the class of 2014. As with most elite players, the first thing that pops out if his combination of size and speed. Chubb has the wheels of a back 15 or 20 pounds lighter.

Chubb can grind out tough yards due to his size, strength, and determination to keep his legs moving. He gets low and does not present much of a target to hit.

That said, Chubb is definitely more elusive than one might think when first looking at his frame. He has some open-field moves, but more importantly, is elusive between the tackles. While he has the ability to run through defenders, he is able to attack a half man and then run through, which will be important at the next level. And Chubb has excellent balance, making multiple highlight runs after staying upright at contact. He also runs the toss sweep play very well -- something still seen at some SEC schools like Georgia and LSU.

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