The Book on LaBuhn

Eric LaBuhn brings great size and ability to the Laker recruiting class. The 6'5, 310-lber might have been hidden away from scouts and colleges as he played all the way over in the thumb at Ubly High. GVReport correspondent and Ubly alum Brandon Roth gives us a closer look at LaBuhn.

Eric LaBuhn lead his Ubly Bearcats to their first Division 7 Championship game in school history before losing to Traverse City Saint Francis.

He made his presence felt as most of the yards that the Bearcats racked up in the game came on runs to the left side of the field that he held down. That was the way that it was all year for the Bearcats as they racked up 629 points (43 point average) through their 13-1 campaign.

At 6'5 and over 300 lbs LaBuhn is the first offensive lineman to commit to the Lakers this year. Not only did he dominate his left tackle position, but he was also playing a contain end position on defense which allowed him to show his speed and quickness. While not being a track star, he is surprisingly quick and nimble for a player of his size. He has great size he will have a lot to learn about pass blocking. Ubly ran at Wing-T style offense in which they mostly ran the ball.

GVSU was the only team to give him an official offer LaBuhn was in contact with Saginaw Valley State, Northwood, Albion, and Alma. One reason he chose Grand Valley was because of offensive line coach George Barnett.

"Coach Barnett told me that I could see some playing time in a couple of years at left tackle. They like me at left tackle because of my size and the fact that I could put some more weight on and still perform," LaBuhn said.

He is a great addition to an offensive line that loses center Billy Eisenhardt and tackle Sam Allen.


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