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Super Talented Ohio Freshman Darvon Hubbard Visits Pitt



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College football programs are constantly recruiting prospects from different classes.

While programs mainly concentrate on seniors and juniors, they all know being visible to talented freshman is important and that’s what Pat Narduzzi and his staff did this weekend.

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Ohio freshman running back Darvon Hubbard and his family were in town over the weekend to visit the Pitt program.

Courtesy of Darvon Hubbard

The Akron native is being called the next great back from Ohio and is destined to become a national recruit.

Right now, Hubbard holds four offers (Minnesota, Toledo, Kentucky and Bowling Green) and I would expect Hubbard to receive an offer from Pitt soon.

This afternoon, PSN spoke to Hubbard about his first visit to the Panthers facility.

“It was a very nice campus, especially the facilities and sharing it with the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said Hubbard.

“I had no idea they shared facilities with the Steelers. It’s cool because you could be at practice and see your favorite players, because one of my favorite players is LeVeon Bell.”

“For me to go out and see him practice and do certain drills would push me harder and make me become more professional. I liked that.”

Not only did Hubbard tour the facilities, he also got to talk for a while with the Pitt coaches especially offensive coordinator Shawn Watson.

“He sat down with me, my parents and my high school coaches and we talked for like an hour and a half. He wanted to start building a relationship with us and wanted to make sure everything was good before he pulled the trigger and offered me,” said Hubbard.

Courtesy of Darvon Hubbard

Hubbard is only a freshman but was very poised and sounded much older than his actual age. I asked him about the attention he’s starting to get and how he plans on dealing with it.

“Definitely staying humble. That’s something I pride myself on. I just try to stay humble no matter how good people say you are. I don’t like to brag. If people think you’re good, there’s no need for you to say anything.”

As far as upcoming visits, Hubbard plans on going to Kentucky on July 14 and then will be going to a pretty big event.

“I am invited to Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights.”

Hubbard is a player that PSN will be following for the next few years and see where his recruitment takes him.


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