Sam Hubbard of Moeller High School in Cincinnati is set to visit Ohio State on April 5, according to Mike Dyer of Cincinnati.com. Hubbard had an unofficial visit on March 5, and a follow-up visit this soon is interesting following the offer he picked up on March 21.
Hubbard goes 6’6" and can play outside linebacker or even safety. The athleticism he possesses is insane given how big he is. He has enough speed to drop into coverage and defend against receivers, or can drop a running back behind the line of scrimmage.
Really, the kid can do it all. Heck, he even has the potential to become a great tight end or H-back.
Mark Porter of ScoutingOhio.com had this to say of Hubbard (via Dyer):
He is a 6’6 strong safety type that can run with wide receivers in the passing game and become an extra linebacker on running plays. He will project to a linebacker in college but it would not surprise me if he was a 260-pound defensive end one day either. Great student and leader are additional attributes that make him a big time prospect.
Regardless of what position Hubbard plays in highs school, if Coach Meyer can get him on campus, the staff could then evaluate and see what position best suits the Ohio football star.
However, at the moment, Hubbard is a Notre Dame lacrosse commit. Though the Irish have not offered for football, that could change as Hubbard is starting to blow up on a national level...and a football offer could be the only thing that could keep Hubbard an Irish commit.
When looking at defense, this is the type of athlete Urban Meyer covets on that side of the ball. Meyer wants big, fast, athletic players on defense and Hubbard fits the bill perfectly.
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