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Clay Chastain, George Rogers to enroll early at Georgia State

Quarterback Clay Chastain and defensive lineman George Rogers are expected to start classes at Georgia State in January.

Kevin C. Cox

The Georgia State Panthers will get a head start with some of their most prized junior college recruits, as quarterback Clay Chastain and defensive lineman George Rogers signed their letters of intent Thursday with an eye toward enrolling at the school for the upcoming semester, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Chastain comes highly touted from Georgia Military College and committed to the Panthers last week after spurning advances from Youngstown State. In nine starts, Chastain passed for 1,907 yards and 20 touchdowns while quarterbacking Georgia Military. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Rogers spent two seasons with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where he recorded 43 tackels in the 2012 season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Rogers is expected to contribute immediately to a unit that struggled to keep players on the field in 2012 because of injuries.

Neither commit's decision to enroll early impacts their remaning eligibility.

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