Ohio State 2020 RB commit Darvon Hubbard to take 5 officials

Ohio State is in the process of putting together an amazing 2020 recruiting class, and the Buckeyes are currently ranked No. 3 by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

All of the Ohio State six commits are ranked at four-stars, with the exception being five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson. Four-star runningback Darvon Hubbard pledged to Ohio State in late July, and is one of the tops in the country at his position.

Hubbard, 6-foot, 200-pounds, plays for Scottsdale (AZ) Chaparral after starting his high school career in Ohio at Akron Buchtel. He chose the Buckeyes over such schools as Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and others.

With Urban Meyer having retired from Ohio State and Ryan Day now taking over as head coach, the Buckeyes did suffer two decommitments to their 2020 class in Lejond Cavazos and Jake Wray. While Hubbard remains committed, he is looking to take all five official visits.

"I hated seeing Coach Meyer step down, but I knew we would be in good hands with Coach Day," Hubbard admitted. "I watched the games when Coach Meyer was suspended, and I thought Coach Day really did a great job. I think he's a great coach, and I've talked to him a few times. Ohio State has told me that everything is good for me, and things are cool with them."

"I definitely want to take all five of my visits, and I might take all of them in the spring, but that hasn't been decided," he added. "I will take one to Ohio State for sure, and then I have a few other schools in mind. Tennessee has been recruiting me really hard, and I definitely want to take one there. LSU has been recruiting me hard as well, so I want to visit there."

"Georgia also wants me to take an official there, and I think they would be a school I'd want to check out also," he continued. "Those would be three schools right now I'd want to see, along with Ohio State. I do speak with Coach (Tony) Alford pretty often, and we are cool. I want to visit Ohio State again pretty soon, when I'm back in Akron seeing family."

Hubbard is coming off a good junior season, one where he had to battle through a few minor injuries. He rushed for nearly 1,000 yards in nine games.

"My junior year went pretty good for me, and I think I played really well," Hubbard explained. "I had a few injuries, but played through them and had a really good season for my team."

"I was a better player this year over my sophomore year, and I was a more complete player," he said. "I want to work on getting trimmed down a little bit this off season, which should make me faster while also getting stronger."

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