Can Spartans Continue Pipeline with Hubbard

Since his first year as head coach at Michigan State, Mark Dantonio has built a solid pipeline to Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School. On Thursday night, Dantonio reached back to the Southwest Ohio power extending an offer to FOXSportsNEXT.com four-star outside linebacker Sam Hubbard.

Michigan State fans have enjoyed the spoils of Mark Dantonio's recruiting efforts at Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School over the years as former Spartans All-American Greg Jones started what has the makings of a true pipeline.

Success has continued with defensive end Marcus Rush and much is expected out of wide receiver Monty Madaris and Shane Jones in the coming years when they wear the Green & White.

Thursday night the Spartans reached back for another top Moeller prospect in outside linebacker Sam Hubbard.

Hubbard, who may have been known more for his lacrosse abilities, has quickly become one of the top prospects in the Midwest having recently earned offers from Stanford and Ohio State.

Can the Spartans pull another Crusader to East Lansing?

"I know Michigan State loves Moeller guys," said Hubbard. "They are excited about getting another one up there and I've heard nothing but great things about the. From what I've been told, Michigan State is a lot like Moeller and everyone is family."

While the Spartans are sure to have some behind the scenes help from former teammate Shane Jones, Hubbard knows the decision rest on his shoulders.

"I've very excited about the offer," said Hubbard. "I look forward to getting up there and seeing things for myself and checking it out."

While Hubbard entered the fall still feeling lacrosse was his future, he's quickly learned how fast the recruiting process can change with his recent flurry of offers.

"The offers continue to get bigger and bigger and I know it will be impossible to make a bad decision," said Hubbard.

SpartanDigest.com will continue to follow the developments of Hubbard's recruitment.


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