Right before it started to get crazy on the recruiting front, Robert Chubb ended the madness in the infant stages this week. The 6-foot-9 big man is headed to the SEC.
Chubb, a product of Peachtree City (Ga.) McIntosh High School, gave a verbal commitment to the Auburn Tigers on Monday evening.
"Coach (Jeff) Lebo is a great coach and Auburn is on the rise. They are building new dorms for the athletes and a new 95 million dollar basketball stadium. It's going to be really nice and Auburn is a really nice school."
The Tigers landed a good one in Chubb, a three-star prospect. He came on strong at the end of July with the 16 and under Celtics team. Chubb played well in Las Vegas and Auburn was one of the first to jump in the mix.
Auburn, just an hour and a half drive away from his home, provided Chubb with an opportunity to play close to home and at the highest level.
"It's pretty much been Auburn from the start," Chubb said. "When they first started sending me letters, I got pretty excited about it. It's like a dream come true to go there now."
A number of college coaches made their way to Peachtree City last week to see Chubb in open gym settings, however he said he was ready to end the process.
"I was a little surprised this happened as fast as it did but I really like coach Lebo and the program," Chubb said.
"He said I'd fit in perfect for what they were looking for. They want me to come in and rebound and use my athleticism."