Football Recruiting

Darvon Hubbard Decommits From Ohio State’s 2020 Class

Darvon Hubbard Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes

Running back Darvon Hubbard announced Thursday that he was decommitting from Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class.

Hubbard, a 4-star prospect from Arizona, released the news on Twitter. In it, he referenced his time growing up in northeast Ohio.

“Being from Ohio, it’s been a dream of mine to play for Coach Urban Meyer. With the changes to the coaching staff, I think it is best if I open my recruitment up,” he wrote.

“I will be De-committing from The Ohio State University. This is especially hard for me to say but OSU will still be a top school of mine, but right now I feel it’s best to explore my options.”

Hubbard ranks as the No. 170 overall player in the 2020 class, and the 15th-best running back.

He had played for Scottsdale Chaparral, the same school as OSU’s 2020 quarterback commit Jack Miller.

However, last November, Hubbard transferred to Surprise Willow Canyon after his family moved. He is reportedly also considering playing for IMG Academy in Florida.

With his decommitment, the Buckeyes now have six commits for the 2020 class, including Miller.

Ryan Day and his staff have already been actively pursuing several of the top running backs in the nation, including 5-star prospects Kendall Milton and Bijan Robinson.

The Buckeyes are considered among the favorites to land one or both of them.

You can read Hubbard’s Tweet about today’s decision below.

 

One Response

  1. It’s understandable for these top recruits to try to find their best situation. With a four year window to “interview” for the NFL and the ridiculous amounts of money being paid for 1st round picks I imagine I would have done the same. That doesn’t mean I have to like what it’s done to college football though. The word committed no longer has the same definition as when I was young. And we have invented the word de-commit. From now on these kids should say that they are “only currently considering one school” once they make their first decision. Lol.

    One final thought. If Ohio State focused on recruiting mostly in state kids that may be lower ranked but have grown up huge buckeye fans and then developed those kids a la Jim Tressel would they assuage some of the scrambling that comes from decommits and signing day flips?

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