UCLA Offers East Coast Tight End

Pennsylvania tight end product, 6-4, 225-pound Hubie Graham, continues to pick up scholarship offers, getting one recently from UCLA. With 25 offers now in the bag, some coming from many of the top programs in the nation, Graham talked about some schools, including UCLA...

Oklahoma, Boston College, Louisville, UCLA and Rutgers have been the last five schools to offer 6-foot-4, 225-pound West Scranton High School tight end Hubie Graham joining twenty other programs in the race for his services. While some recruits would be looking to narrow down their list at this point, Graham remains wide open to new programs showing interest.

"The last five schools to offer have been Oklahoma, Boston College, Louisville, UCLA and Rutgers, whose site I spoke to already," Graham said. "Right now I have 25 offers in total and am wide open with this, so I'm hoping to bring in some more over the summer."

"I don't know much about Boston College, so I can't tell you how interested I am in their program, however I do know they just brought in a new coaching staff," Graham stated. "I guess with a new staff you get a fresh start and implement your own style of play, so it will be interesting to see what they so since they were so successful under Coach (Tom) O'Brien."

"The story with the Oklahoma offer is kind of funny actually," Graham explained. "The coaches had lost my film and called my coach saying they were a bit nervous because they were coming in so late, but he told them I was still wide open and sent them another copy of it. Coach (Kevin) Wilson called me after watching it and offered me and he's just really a great guy to talk to. Bob Stoops is an awesome head coach and obviously knows what it takes to win, considering the tradition he has continued to help build that is Oklahoma Football. I'm very excited about that offer."

"The offer from UCLA just came yesterday and apparently it was pretty unique because they don't often offer players without the head coach seeing their film first. Apparently their coaching staff received the film and had the tight ends coach look at it and he was so impressed that he showed some other coaches and they wanted to offer, but had to let the head coach see it. They talked to him and he said just to go ahead and put it in the mail since it was consensus there. I like UCLA because it gives me a great West coast option and they've got a great head coach and one of the best stadiums in college football."

Graham is still learning about Louisville, but now holds offers from Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Clemson, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Central Florida, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Michigan State, Iowa, Florida State, Florida, Buffalo, Connecticut, UCLA, Rutgers, Boston College, Louisville and Oklahoma.

As a junior, Graham caught 35 passes for 615 yards and seven touchdowns. He was named second-team Class AAA All-State by the Associated-Press. He earned first team All-Conference honors at both defensive end and tight end. Graham earned All-Region honors as a defensive end.

His combined statistics at defensive end for his sophomore and juniors years are 161 tackles, 84 solo, 9.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups, 19 quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and four recoveries.

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