Hubbard Still High on the Bruins

Chris Hubbard, the 6-5, 250-pound offensive tackle prospect from Columbus (Georgia) Carver, visited UCLA officially back in October. He updated us on his recruitment and the status of his relationship with UCLA...

Columbus (Georgia.) Carver offensive lineman Chris Hubbard (6-5, 250), who took an official visit to UCLA in October, continues to have high interest in the Bruins.

"UCLA is the only visit I've taken so far and I'm still considering them strongly," said Hubbard. "My top five schools are UCLA, Mississippi State, UAB, Troy and Duke. All of them have offered me."

Hubbard is planning to visit UAB and Troy, while Clemson and Georgia have been recruiting him more and more lately.

Hubbard said of the southern schools: "Clemson has really come on strong lately and I am hoping to set up a visit with them. Memphis has also been showing some interest lately and I may visit there. Georgia has been talking with me a lot, but they're waiting on some other guys. I haven't heard much from Georgia Tech though. "

Hubbard said he stays in consistent contact with UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel, and the Bruins head man plans to come to Georgia in January.

"Coach Neuheisel and I talk often," said Hubbard. "After his break, he's going to come out here to have his visit with me and my family."

Hubbard has already visited Mississippi State and Duke unofficially and doesn't plan to take official trips to either school.

"I don't have a real favorite right now, I'm just trying to figure out all of my options," said Hubbard. "I'm going to take these other visits and then I'll be able to decide, probably some time in January."

Hubbard visited the weekend UCLA faced Washington State and the Bruin staff told him they envisioned him playing tackle. "I want to go somewhere where I can play as a freshman. I'm planning on putting on about 40-50 more pounds. UCLA said that they want me to play tackle because I'm tall and athletic."

Academically, Hubbard has a 2.9 GPA and scored a 20 on the ACT.

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