Ohio TE Kyle Hubbard: Why no offers?

Cleveland area tight end/wideout Kyle Hubbard may be the top tight end prospect in the Midwest, and has been to Michigan three times. Some of the top programs in the country are recruiting him hard, including the Wolverines -- why have none offered him a scholarship?

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Ohio wide receiver/tight end Kyle Hubbard (6-3, 225, 4.6) has added Florida State to his list of favorites, which includes Miami, Ohio State, Michigan and Texas—none have offered. Why?

"I think everyone is waiting to offer because I'm a first year varsity player," said Hubbard, of St. Edwards High School in Lakewood. "Getting early offers is sort of unheard of in my case. But I think Michigan, Miami or Ohio State might be offering soon. They are my top three right now.

"I started looking into Florida State too. A friend of mine went there and she was telling me how good they are in academics, which I really like. They have a great football team and a great track team too. I haven't heard much from them, but I'd like to take a visit soon.

"Miami has really stepped up their recruiting," he said. "I've been getting a lot of stuff from them lately. They are recruiting me as a tight end. The tradition there is like a cult. I sent my game film to them a couple of weeks ago and they told me they really liked what they saw and that I'm in the top three so far of 300 they are really recruiting this year. That's what they told me.

"I really like Michigan. I really liked the campus when I went to their junior day. The coaches have been talking to my dad a lot and sending me a lot of stuff. They want me for wide receiver. I'm going up to the Nike combine in New Jersey on May 1 and I hope to get an offer from them after that.

"Ohio State also has been recruiting me hard," Hubbard said. "I've talked to Coach (Tim) Beckman a lot. He told me he is going to take his time with me, because the recruiting process is so hectic right now and because I'm first year varsity. They are coming to my school soon. I have a feeling I'll start seeing a lot of offers soon.

"I like Texas a lot too. One of the Texas coaches is good friends with my assistant coach. He said they've been talking about me. But right now I think I'm a little under their radar.

Hubbard reports a 2.8 core GPA/June first time ACT/SAT.

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