Kyle Hubbard down to three

The University of Pittsburgh ventured to St. Edwards High School in Lakewood, OH to land standout class of 2006 offensive lineman Joe Thomas. Pitt is once again pursing a blue-chip player from the same school. Wide receiver / tight end Kyle Hubbard appears to be down to three schools. Will Pitt be it? Read on.

"We're having a really good season. Right now our team is 8-1 and we're getting ready to play in the first round of the state playoffs," stated towering wide receiver/tight end prospect Kyle Hubbard (6-foot-5 inches, 225 pounds) from St. Edwards High School in Lakewood, OH.

"Our team is primarily a running team so I do a little more blocking than pass receiving," he said. "I have 45 receptions for roughly 500 yards this season. I have scored three touchdowns."

Hubbard caught 40 receptions for over 500 yards as a junior. He was named All-District, All-Conference and second team All-County. Kyle is a solid student with a 2.8 grade point average.

"I have scholarship offers from Pitt, Minnesota, Kentucky, Kent State, Bowling Green and Akron. My top three teams are Pitt, Minnesota and Kentucky," he said. "I haven't set any official visits yet, but I will shortly after the season. I'm pretty open right now."

Panthers' defensive coordinator Paul Rhodes has been Hubbard's primary contact. Kyle has primarily played wide receiver for the Eagles, but he projects as a tight end in college.

"I'm pretty tight with Joe Thomas. We talk every week and I recently saw him at one of our game," he said. "Joe wants me to come to Pitt and he has been recruiting me pretty heavily for a while."

"Pitt has been after me for a while, they are close to home and Joe has told me they are young and their program is only going to get better. I don't think they have landed a lot of wide receiver either."

"My size frustrates defensive backs and I have worked on my speed. I can run a consistent 4.5 forty-yard dash now. I think I bring a lot to the football field."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.


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