Holy Cross wide receiver Michael Chigbu has 12 receptions for 182 yards and one touchdown this season for the Tigers (4-1). Chigbu is four-star recruit who committed to Georgia in July. Holy Cross plays rival Jesuit at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Tad Gormley Stadium.
First off, what’s the latest on your recruiting?
I’m still fully committed to Georgia.
What made you choose Georgia?
When I went there I just had a good time with the coach and the players. Everything about it felt like home and it wasn’t too far from my parents. I feel like our class is going to be a really special class that will have a really good chance of competing for a national championship.
Are there schools still recruiting you or have most backed off since your commitment?
There are still a few schools trying to get me. Nebraska, UCLA, Arizona State and Missouri.
What are your thoughts about Friday’s game against Jesuit?
I’m excited about playing Jesuit one last time. I’m hoping we win. We want to put on a show for the Holy Cross fans and the Holy Cross alumni.
How big is this rivalry?
It’s huge. I heard it’s the second-longest rivalry in the United States, so it means a lot to everybody around here in New Orleans. There is usually a lot of trash talking, but we aren’t entertaining it.
What’s your best memory about this rivalry?
Just the history of it. You think about how long the series goes back. You think about the alumni that come back that may not come to another game all year, but this is the one they come to. You know you have to work hard all week because you want to show them that you can keep up the tradition.
Who is the one player in New Orleans you would like to have on your team?
Donte Jackson (Riverdale).That’s my guy and it would be fun to play with him. He’s a special player and a fun guy to watch.
You are also a good punter. (His 44.8 yard per punt average is one of the best in the state). How did that start?
I was joking around doing (it) and they saw I could do it. This is my first year. I really just started doing it in August.
What do you do before the game?
I think about my parents, who are overseas visiting in Nigeria. I text them after the game and let them know how it went.
Why do you wear number 15?
It’s a number I have had since childhood. I wore it in baseball and basketball when I was little.
Who is your favorite NFL team?
The San Francisco 49ers. That was the first team I loved.
Who is your favorite player?
I’d have to say Dez Bryant and Anquan Boldin.