Four-star running back Darvon Hubbard has become the third commitment from Ohio State’s 2020 football recruiting class to back away from his pledge.

Hubbard is ranked as the 170th overall prospect in the 247sports.com composite rankings, and 15th among running backs.

He attends Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, after moving from Akron.

In a Twitter post Thursday announcing his decision, Hubbard cited the retirement of Urban Meyer as OSU coach as a factor.

“Much love to the Ohio State staff for believing in my ability to play the game, and being from Ohio its (sic) been a dream of mine to play for Coach Urban Meyer,” Hubbard wrote. “With the changes to the coaching staff I think it is best if I open my recruitment up.”

Though he is decommitting, Hubbard said Ohio State is “still a top school of mine,” adding that he wanted to explore his options.

Hubbard committed to Ohio State last July. He was offered by several top programs, including Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Michigan State.

Offensive lineman Jake Wray and safety Lejond Cavazos previously decommitted from Ohio State’s 2020 class.

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