Hubbard Breaks Down Duke Commitment

For the second straight week the Blue Devils held a big recruiting weekend with several prospects making the trek to Durham.  And, for the second straight weekend, Duke got a commitment.  We spoke with the newest Blue Devil shortly after he announced.

Georgia running back prospect Marvin Hubbard committed to Duke on Saturday afternoon while making an unofficial visit to Durham.   The 5-foot-9, 180 pound back from Sandy Creek High School picked the Blue Devils over offers from Furman, Memphis, East Carolina, and Troy.  

“Those were my five offers, but there were a lot of others looking at me as well,” said Hubbard. “It was kind of early in the process, and I didn’t have all the offers I could have gotten.”

But, the offer he wanted, was Duke.  And that offer came and Hubbard jumped.

“They don’t just offer anyone.  They only offer if they loved you as a player.  When I told them I wanted to commit they were really excited.  It was coming from everywhere, people were jumping up and just being excited.”

Recruited by assistant coach Matt Guerrieri, Hubbard said there were some specifics as to what sold him.

“How much of a brotherhood they have and how they have your back is what really interested me.”

As a junior Hubbard served as the primary back for Sandy Creek and carried 115 times for 985 yards and 1080 all-purpose yards.

He’s also looking forward to bringing his game to Durham.

“I feel like I can do it all,” he said of his overall game.


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