RECRUITING: Doba places call to the Hammer

ACTIVE IN THE RECRUITMENT of offensive lineman Todd Huber out of Rolling Hills, Calif., is WSU head man Bill Doba, who placed a call to the three star prospect last week. Voted a team captain at Palos Verdes Peninsula this season, he's also carrying on the "Hammer" nickname first given to his brother when he was cracking pads in the preps.

Huber's phone has been busy the past few weeks.

"Every school that's offered has called since Sept. 1 except for Oregon," said Huber. "I guess Oregon has taken all the linemen they're going to take. There have been a lot of calls."

Huber (6-3, 280, 5.0) holds offers from Washington State, Washington, Oregon State, Cal, Stanford, Arizona State, Fresno State, Boise State, Colorado and Ole Miss.

WASHINGTON STATE HAS let their interest be known to the hoss since schools were allowed to initiate phone calls on Sept. 1.

"I talked to coach Doba (last week) and I talked to coach Skipper (the week before) so they've called each week," said Huber. "One of our players, I played with him before when I was a sophomore (Dane Morck), he went up there as a walk-on. He said he really likes it up there and he really liked Pullman. They obviously gave Auburn a pretty good game in the first half it was pretty close."

Coach Kelly Skipper is running point for Washington State.

"Usually you might talk to a head coach after a recruiting coach but he was the one who called my house. It was a nice talk with him, he seems like a nice guy and very down to earth. I liked talking to him and it's always good to talk to coach Skipper. He's really cool, coached with my head coach (Uruburu Rivers) while they were at Fresno State. They're still up there, and they're doing a lot better. Like I said, I'm still pretty wide open."

Previous reports had Huber favoring Cal and Stanford over ASU and Washington.

"That's probably kind of accurate but I'm not sure where they got that. I think they just got a feeling about that because I had just gone on (unofficial) visits to Cal and Stanford. "I'm not completely sure on my top five, I have to wait and see all the schools that are going to offer. I like Cal and I like Stanford, Washington and Arizona State all seem pretty good but I'm really wide open. Oregon State, I love the coaches I talked to there. I kind of have an idea but I'd like to see how the teams do this year," said Huber.

HUBER, GIVEN THE same "Hammer" nickname as brother Scott (FB/TE) picked up while in high school, had 10 pancake blocks against Junipero Serra in the opener. He has not set up any trips yet but those look to be just around the corner.

"It'll probably be in the next couple weeks that I set up where I want to visit," said Huber.

RATED BY SCOUT as one of the top ten line prospects in the state of California, Huber moved to the middle as a junior and said he's still learning the position.

"It's my second year playing center so I think the biggest jump for me will be this year," said Huber.

Huber is also taking every snap on the defensive line, picking up nine tackles, a QB hurry and fumble recovery in Week One.

As a junior, Huber earned All-CIF Division III honors primarily as a defensive lineman although his future looks to be on the offensive side of the ball. Huber is in fine shape academically, with a 3.9 GPA and an 1820 on his SAT.

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