Football Recruiting

2020 Running Back Darvon Hubbard Commits to Ohio State

Darvon Hubbard Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes

Scottsdale, Arizona (Chaparral High School) running back Darvon Hubbard committed to Ohio State Wednesday night. He announced his commitment via Twitter by writing, “I’m coming home.”

Hubbard, originally from Akron, is a 2020 running back who is ranked the No. 23 prospect at his position by the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 232 player overall. Per 247’s own rankings, Hubbard is the No. 10 tailback in the nation and the No. 84 player overall.

Hubbard (6-0 200) earned an offer at OSU’s Friday Night Lights camp last month and wasn’t expected to wait too long before committing.

Hubbard committed to the Buckeyes over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Michigan, and Bowling Green.

After a sophomore season of around 500 yards rushing last year for Hubbard, offers had been coming fast and furious over the spring and summer. Once the Ohio State offer came, however, the writing was on the wall.

Hubbard is also the teammate of current 2020 quarterback Jack Miller, who committed to the Buckeyes earlier this summer.

Following Friday Night Lights, Miller talked about what it was like playing with Hubbard for the first time last season as sophomores.

“It was awesome,” he said. “He takes lot of pressure off of me. Short-yardage situations, it gets the ball out of my hands. If the defense is bailing, I can just give the ball to him and he’ll run and score touchdowns and make people miss. He’s awesome.”

As a runner, Hubbard routinely shows patience in looking for the right hole, and displays the vision to find it. Speed does not appear to be an issue, as you can see in the highlights below.

Hubbard is now the sixth commitment for the Buckeyes in the 2020 recruiting class, and the fifth offensive player. He joins the aforementioned Jack Miller, as well as offensive linemen Jake Wray, Luke Wypler, and Paris Johnson. Cornerback Lejond Cavazos is the lone defensive player in the class.

The class is currently ranked second in the nation and first in the Big Ten.

Darvon Hubbard Highlights

[Darvon Hubbard photo courtesy Darvon Hubbard / Twitter. | Ohio State Recruiting]

2 Responses

  1. Love the way he makes people miss in short spaces at and behind the line of scrimmage but doesnt seem to break a lot of tackles – once you got him, he’s down. When he get’s a little stronger he may be something special.

  2. LOL…..Tony YOU’RE FIRED. This is hours old and we’re moving on to WHO’S NEXT!

    Darvon Hubbard is a beast. If he continues on the trajectory he’s currently on he’s going to one day be an all timer. From anywhere on the field, doing whatever it takes to get the job done. From a corner spot, linebacker, safety, receiver, and naturally from running back. Something that should catch everyone’s eye. When he pops into the open field a defense can forget about it. He’s headed home. When it looks like a guy might have a shot at chasing him down he turns on the after burners and just makes defenders look slow. Without the ball he goes hunting for some to bust in the mouth to spring his teammates. When he’s on defense he reminds me so much of a salty sophomore named Jack Tatum. There is absolutely NOTHING to dislike about this young man. I have him listed at 6’1+ and 200 pounds with scary speed. When he hits an inside gap defensive linemen have no chance at all. Long before he reaches a point in the defence he has already set defenders up and he makes them look silly out in space. DO NOT try to shoulder tackle this kid because he’ll blow right through you.

    GREAT addition to the class of 2020. (I’ve nick named that class, the Class of Perfect Vision).

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