ND lacrosse recruit getting interest from Major College Football programs

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Moeller DB Sam Hubbard

Cincinnati Moeller athlete Sam Hubbard is a unique and exciting football prospect that college coaches are beginning to catch wind of. Currently committed to Notre Dame to play lacrosse, the 6-foot-6,
225-pound Hubbard had a big year from his safety spot in helping the
Crusaders win a state championship last fall. Colleges noticed…


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Cincinnati Moeller jumbo-athlete Sam Hubbard is a unique and exciting football prospect that college coaches are beginning to catch wind of.

Currently committed to Notre Dame to play lacrosse, the 6-foot-6,
225-pound Hubbard had a big year from his safety spot in helping the
Crusaders win a state championship last fall.

“I sat down and said Sam I think you’re going to get recruited
hard,” Moeller head coach John Rodenberg said. Hubbard registered
roughly 80 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two interceptions, two
forced fumbles and a blocked punt. “I said what do you want me to do
Sam?

Having only played varsity football for one season, Hubbard was
zeroed in on playing lacrosse at a great academic institution and still
hadn’t wrapped his brain around playing major college football. He shot
back a quick response to Rodenberg without thinking it through.

“He said if Stanford, Notre Dame, Ohio State or Michigan come around, I’ll talk to them,” Rodenberg said.

However, Rodenberg’s prediction began to ring true in February.

“Things started heating up and some of the MAC schools offered anyway. Now he’s trying to absorb it all and take it all in.”

Playing football on the next level is now becoming a serious
possibility. Hubbard has landed offers from Boston College, Illinois,
Miami (Ohio) and Ohio, and is receiving personal interest from Ohio
State and West Virginia. Rodenberg believes it won’t be long until his
phone is ringing off the hook for Hubbard.

“Not much close-mindedness anymore,” Hubbard said. He has heard
outside linebacker, linebacker-safety hybrid and tight end as possible
positions on the next level. “I’ve definitely opened my mind and want to
see what everyone has to say. I’m trying to keep all my options open
and see who is interested and see what everyone has to offer and before I
make a final decision.”

Ohio State hasn’t offered yet, but the Buckeyes were one of the
calls Rodenberg received. Hubbard and his father made it to Columbus on
Tuesday for the team’s first spring practice.

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