Chad Lindberg is used to pancaking things on the football field. He opted to do just that with any potential early signing period drama regarding his choice on Wednesday.
He set it up with a “big news” decision tease, but then punched out a tweet that signaled an All-American affirmation.
“Coach [Scott] Sinclair and the strength program is also big to me.”
Lindberg chose Georgia after developing a long-term relationship with Pittman. He took officials to Georgia, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M and USC.
In the end, he felt a personal connection to Pittman. That was big, plus he also knew that Pittman could get guys into the league.
“His recent history of turning high potential, low skill guys into first-round picks,” Lindberg told DawgNation. “He’s figured out how to develop.”
He stayed for other reasons at UGA beyond a beloved position coach.
Lindberg was offered by Georgia back in April of 2018. He felt back in January that other schools were recruiting him harder at the start of the year, but noticed Pittman and the staff picked things up after the 2019 class was signed.
In that class, he still has a mutual friend.
Freshman ILB Rian “Trouble” Davis competed against Lindberg when he played high school football in Texas in his junior year. Those two have maintained a friendship since then.
Lindberg will be the first member of his family to play college football.
Check out some of Lindberg’s senior films below. He’s set to play in the Under Armour 2020 All-American Game in Orlando later this month.