Hillgrove defensive end Bradley Chubb is playing on joining his older brother Brandon in the ACC, but he will be representing a different North Carolina-based school.
Even though he missed the majority of his junior season with a knee injury, Chubb was still high on the scouts’ radar during the offseason, and he committed earlier this summer to North Carolina State University.
Chubb chose N.C. State over Wake Forest where his brother is currently playing. He also received offers from Duke, East Carolina, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Mississippi State and West Virginia.
Chubb could not be reached for comment Monday night.
“We’re excited for him,” Hillgrove coach Phil Ironside said. “He’s been recruited by a lot of people so this wasn’t like a surprise. We just try to promote our kids and let the kids and the family make the decisions. He seems really happy. He really likes it and his parents are happy.”
At least he can go to his brother for advice in regards to ACC football.
Brandon Chubb played in all 12 games off the bench for the Demon Deacons and finished with 22 tackles, 14 of them solo, and contributed on special teams.
Playing linebacker last year, Bradley Chubb was sidetracked early last season when he tore his ACL in the fourth game against Campbell. He had surgery right away and went into rehab quickly. Ironside said he was cleared to participate in spring practice but the coaches chose to hold him out to take precautions.
Chubb’s job this season will be to rush the quarterback and at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Ironside said Chubb is an explosive player who has got the height and the long arms to collect a few sacks and deflect passes.
“It’s tough to come back from injury but he’s done a good job with therapy and is in good shape,” Ironside said. “Today, he doesn’t look like he’s missed a beat.”
But the coaching staff will get a more thorough evaluation on Chubb when the team is in pads Thursday.