Hubbard To Play Linebacker

Buckeyes' commit Sam Hubbard recorded an interception on Friday at the safety position as his team walked away with a win. He will begin as a linebacker at Ohio State.

Cincinnati (OH) Moeller linebacker Sam Hubbard set the tone for the game early on Friday night after he intercepted a pass on the second drive of the game. His team came out victorious and he was thrilled with the win.

"It was real nice to get the win," said Hubbard. "I think I played well but there is always room for improvement. Elder is a great team and I'm just glad we found a way to win. I can't wait to be playing up in the box more near the line of scrimmage."

The Ohio State commit has the size and skills to play at a variety of positions in college and has a plan of how to prepare for the next level.

"I actually have lost some weight during this season," admitted Hubbard. "I'm only at about 215 pounds right now but I'm about 6-foot-6. I plan on putting a lot of weight on this Winter and Spring."

The Buckeyes' staff has told Hubbard repeatedly that a position was not known for him yet but they have come to a conclusion of what meeting room he will begin at as of now.

"The coaches have told me they want me at the SAM linebacker spot when I get to campus," Hubbard revealed. "They said it was because of my man coverage skills, my range, and the way I can run and hit. They said that they will coach me up on how to get my hands on the receivers and how to guard them in man coverage more effectively."

The Scout 100 prospect was thrilled when he was told the news.

"I'm pumped," Hubbard commented excitingly. "I wanted to play outside for my team this year but our defensive coordinator wanted confidence at the safety position. I'll do anything that helps the team."

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