Hubbard In No Hurry

Lakewood St. Edward TE/WR Kyle Hubbard is one of Ohio's most intriguing prospects as he has shown a great deal of talent despite not having a football background. Plenty of programs from across the country are watching Hubbard closely, and his stock could shoot through the roof with a strong summer and senior season.

Wide receiver Kyle Hubbard (6-3, 225, 4.6) of Lakewood St. Edward ranks as a top 20 player in the state of Ohio. Hubbard does not have the football experience that many other prospects possess, but that has not stopped Division I programs from paying attention.

"Kyle has offers from Kentucky, Bowling Green, Akron, Toledo, Central Michigan and Kent," said Kyle's father Keith. "Syracuse, Purdue and Kansas are saying the right things and I feel confident we will see offers but as it stands right now there is nothing in writing."

Ohio State, Michigan and Miami (Fla.) have been on Hubbard's list of favorites in the past, and he plans on checking them out this summer.

"Kyle will camp at Ohio State and Michigan for one day and will likely get down to Miami of Florida for a day," Keith Hubbard said.

Currently, the focus is more on the long-term future for the Hubbards as they are looking beyond football to get Kyle set up for success.

"We are in no hurry," Keith Hubbard said. "As far as favorites are concerned we have not sat down and really come up with a list. Kyle has schools he follows but this is about making the right decision for him about school and when football is over, whether that is after 4 or 5 years of college or after an NFL career.

"We are thinking beyond football. The most important thing is what happens when football is over. I want my son to have a comfortable and successful life. The decision will be made thinking beyond the football field."

Hubbard has also shown interest in Texas and Florida State.

"I think everyone is waiting to offer because I'm a first year varsity player," said Hubbard in an April update. "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."

Buckeye Sports Top Stories