WILMINGTON, Del. – Playing on a team loaded with talent and with prospects across the board, Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) defensive lineman Roderick Chungong is being seen by plenty of college recruiters these days.
However, it would be a waste of time for any of them to try and pry the 6-foot-3, 255-pounder away from Georgia Tech.
“I’m solid. I’m 100 percent with Georgia Tech,” Chungong said after Saturday’s 34-14 win against Red Lion Chris Academy (Bear, Del.) at the University of Delaware. “I call (assistant) coach (Al) Groh every Sunday and see how they’re doing. He calls me and sees how I’m doing.”
Long before Chungong made his August commitment to the Yellow Jackets, he had the Atlanta-based school atop his list.
As he watches the season unfold and continues to strengthen his relationship with the program, the same things that led him to Georgia Tech still burn strong.
“It was playing time, and it was life after football because I know they have connections in the major I’m trying to do, which is communications,” he said. “They have a lot of network media and radio, which I like. If football doesn’t work out, then I have a degree.
“I’m more into radio. I love talk radio. I want to be an (on-air) personality.”
Chungong said he will make his official visit to Georgia Tech after the season, a decision made so he can concentrate on his season.
Good Counsel is 5-0, ranked No. 7 in the nation by Scout.com, and readying for a Friday showdown with DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.).
“The ranking is nice, but as long as we win our conference, that is fine,” Chungong said. “After we win our championship, then you start thinking about (the ranking), but you have to stay humble.”
Against Red Lion, a school filled with talented underclassmen, Good Counsel overcame a first-half deficit to seize control in the third quarter.
“In the first half, we had a couple of breakdowns on defense, but the offense came out and helped the defense a lot,” Chungong said. “I guess we had a lot more talent, but they’re a good team. I respect them, especially their offensive line.
“I think we were more conditioned. I think this was the best week of practice we had.”