To the surprise probably of only a few, running back Darvon Hubbard announced Wednesday night he committed to be part of the 2020 Ohio State recruiting class.
“I’m coming home,” Hubbard wrote on Twitter, the message accompanied by an image of him flexing in an Ohio State jersey.
I’m coming home .... #committed #GoBuckeyes pic.twitter.com/w4q9QpuFsw— Hubb (@Iam_dxii) July 26, 2018
From Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona — the same school as fellow 2020 commitment Jack Miller, a quarterback — Hubbard originally is from Akron, where he played at Buchtel High School as a freshman before his family moved.
Considered a four-star prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings, Hubbard chose Ohio State over Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Michigan State, among others. But while most had offered long ago, he had to prove himself to coach Urban Meyer and his Ohio State staff.
The Buckeyes didn’t offer until after the Friday Night Lights skills camp in June. That was Hubbard’s second camp experience in a couple of weeks at Ohio State, and it paid off.