Posted: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013
By Charles Doss
Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football coaching staff played host to a few visitors this week. One of the talented prospects to make the trip down to Columbus was 2014 Cincinnati Moeller linebacker Sam Hubbard. The 6-6 225 lb Hubbard doesn't just impress on the gridiron but also at lacrosse, which he is ranked as one of the top Midwest recruits and currently committed to play for the University of Notre Dame. Even though Hubbard has already gave his word to the Fighting Irish it hasn't kept football coaches from trying to change that, schools such as Boston College, Illinois, Louisville and Ohio have offered football scholarships after an impressive junior campaign where Hubbard finished the season with 80 tackles 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles helping powerhouse Moeller to a State Championship.
As many Buckeye fans are glued to the internet or TV for updates of how the football team looks during their first week of spring practice Hubbard got to see it up close and personal Tuesday " I got there around 10:00 am and was able to tour all the facilities and campus" Sam toldLand-Grant Holy Land. That's not the only the things the multi-sport star got to see during his time in Columbus " I had a meeting with the academic adviser for the football team and sat in for a few minutes of linebacker meetings with Coach Fickell, then I sat down with Coach Meyer and was able to watch the team practice". As you can tell Sam had quite an eventful day and by no ones surprise left him in awe. " The whole day was incredible and I loved what I saw".
Even though most believe Sam will stick with lacrosse, it hasn't kept the Ohio State coaching staff from showing love "I have mainly been in contact with Coach Coombs" Hubbard said. Even after already having a relationship with Coombs and spending time with Meyer and Fickell it was another staff member who left him impressed " I spent the day with Greg Gillum, who really made the day by showing me around the entire campus".
Check out Hubbard's football highlights here.