Hubbard Plans to Camp at UNC

Ever since his visit to Chapel Hill last month, Chris Hubbard has prominently listed the Tar Heels.

Hubbard, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound offensive lineman from Columbus (Ga.) Carver, visited UNC on April 5 for what was supposed to be the Tar Heels' Spring Game. Although inclement weather postponed the game, Hubbard still made the trip.

"It was a beautiful campus – a real beautiful campus," Hubbard said. "I love the campus. I wouldn't mind going there. I like the way their field is set up."

The UNC coaching staff, who invited Hubbard to visit after reviewing his highlight tape, spent a great deal of time speaking to Hubbard.

"They talked how I would fit in their offensive line and I could be a factor for their team," Hubbard said. "They said if I chose to go up there they'd put some more weight on me. They liked my body structure, the way I move my feet, [and] the way I move my hands."

Before exiting campus, Hubbard was briefed on UNC's situation regarding the recruitment of offensive linemen.

"They said they need three offensive tackles and they're going to sign three offensive tackles," Hubbard said.

Over the summer, Hubbard is looking to return to Chapel Hill for one of the Tar Heels' camps. He also plans to camp at Duke, Florida, Mississippi State, and maybe Oklahoma.

Hubbard has also unofficially visited Duke and Georgia.

He claims an offer from North Carolina, though it appears to not yet be of the committable variety, though that could change after camping at UNC.

Hubbard also claims scholarship offers from Duke, Mississippi State and Oklahoma. He said Florida appears close to following suit.

Previous reports stated Hubbard was leaning towards UNC. While he plans on waiting until after his senior football season to make a verbal commitment, he has already changed his leader.

"My favorite is Duke right about now," Hubbard said. "They have so much to bring to the plate. I like their academics, their campus, and their very energetic during their practice."

Hubbard says North Carolina is his "third choice," with Mississippi State holding second.

As a junior, Hubbard played left tackle for Carver and collected almost 40 pancake blocks. He has been moved to left guard for his senior season.

"We probably run the ball nine times out of time and they need me on that trap," Hubbard said.


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