Georgia State Lands Junior College Signees

Clay Chastain - image courtesy of GSU Sports

Since being announced as the new head football coach at Georgia State, Trent Miles and his staff have been hard at work on the recruiting trail, results in an influx on committments. The first fruits of those commitments have now been harvested as two Junior College players have signed National Letters of Intent.

Quarterback Clay Chastain of Georgia Military College and defensive lineman George Rogers of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday, the first day of the signing period for mid-year enrollees, and both will enroll at Georgia State in January and participate in spring practice.

Chastain, a 6-4, 220-pounder from Powder Springs, Georgia, played at Harrison High School before spending the 2012 season at Georgia Military. In nine games at GMC, he passed for 1,907 yards with 20 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. He added two touchdowns rushing.

Chastain, who will have three years of eligibility at GSU, led GMC to a 7-4 record, including a berth in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl. He enjoyed a record-setting day in GMC’s final regular-season game, completing 21-of-31 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns in a 43-25 victory over Lackawanna and was named NJCAA Player of the Week.

“Clay Chastain is a local player from Harrison High School,” said Miles. “He has great size and pocket presence, and he has a good arm with a quick release. He will have a chance to compete for the starting position this spring and hopefully make us better at the quarterback position.”

Standing 6-3 and 310 pounds, Rogers hails from Stillwater, Okla., where he attended Stillwater High School.

He played two seasons at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, collecting 43 tackles with five tackles for loss in nine games in 2012. NEO finished with a 9-3 record and a No. 13 national ranking.

Rogers will have two seasons of eligibility at Georgia State.

“George Rogers is a big, athletic defensive lineman who will have a chance to compete right away for playing time on the interior defensive line,” said Miles.

Other highlights of the new coaching staff's recruiting efforts include commitments from Scout 3-star linebacker Kight Dallas and Safety Jeremy Fulcher.

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