Sam Hubbard, Moeller H.S.

Hubbard Set for a Visit to Buckeye Nation

Sam Hubbard from Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio was all set for a career in lacrosse.  The 6′ 5″, 225-pounder has been a commit to Notre Dame since his sophomore year… then an interesting thing happened.  Hubbard started getting noticed in football as well.  Upon discussing his future with his family, Hubbard decided to de-commit to Notre Dame’s lacrosse program and open up his recruitment status for football instead.

“It was such an early process,” Hubbard said. “I made my decision in January of my sophomore year and that’s not really giving much thought to football. I hadn’t heard from many schools.

“Now that I have all those offers — I love both sports — but football is a lot bigger stage and is a full scholarship as opposed to a partial scholarship. It was a really tough decision because I love Notre Dame and Notre Dame lacrosse, but I feel like I made the right decision for me.”

Hubbard, who will be on Ohio State’s campus Friday, has seen his recruitment explode in the last few weeks.  On the list of now interested football schools includes:  Boston College, Illinois, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio, Ohio State, Stanford and Duke.

Sam will be on campus this weekend for his first unofficial visit to Ohio State. “Ohio State has mentioned the opportunity to set up a meeting with the lacrosse coach, but I’ll probably just play football and see how my grades are doing from that point,” Hubbard said. “My mom hasn’t been on an [unofficial] visit to yet. The last time I went it was just me and my dad.

“My sister is a senior at Ohio State. She’ll tag along, too. I’ll be sitting down with Coach [Urban] Meyer and watching practice. I’m meeting with the president of the university, which will be cool, and getting to know everything better. It’s real exciting. I have a lot of people interested in me. I’m weighing all options.”

Playing free safety last season, Hubbard registered 75 tackles — seven for loss — forced two fumbles, intercepted two passes and also had a fumble recovery.

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