Pitt Pledge Meets with Davis

Butch Davis has caught the attention of Pittsburgh verbal commit Kyle Hubbard.

"Butch Davis was over at the school last week and I talked to him," Hubbard said. "And I'll be down in North Carolina next week."

On December 26th, Hubbard's basketball team will practice in Chapel Hill on its way to the Beach Ball Classic tournament held in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Hubbard, a 6-foot-3 225-pound athlete from Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward, verbally committed to Pitt in November. He classifies his interest level with UNC at "medium" and isn't interested in any other school outside of the two aforementioned universities.

During their conversation last week, Davis talked about the situation at North Carolina.

"He was just talking about how he got the new job and stuff," said Hubbard. "He just used to visit the school, because he used to come up there with [a St. Edward and Miami alum]. He was talking to me about the school, the coaching situation, and how good of a player he thought I was.

"At first I had a lot of interest in Miami of Florida. They were talking about sending me down there, because they thought Butch was going to get the head coaching job at Miami of Florida so he would want me to take an official down there.

Hubbard, who is being recruited for wide receiver by both UNC and Pitt, "has no idea" if North Carolina has offered a scholarship and will talk about that when he next talks with Davis.

Pittsburgh, who hosted Hubbard on an official visit in early December, has voiced their preference for their pledge not talking to any other school.

"They pretty much don't want me to talk to North Carolina, because they think I'll back out of my commitment," said Hubbard.

For St. Edward, Hubbard caught 30 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns. He is ranked the No. 26 wide receiver prospect in the nation by Scout.com.

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