ROBERT HUBBARD (5-10, 185)
Diablo Valley College
Hubbard averaged over 30 carries per game in 2003. "He is very durable," said DVC head coach Ralph Depew. "In one game we gave him the ball 42 times. He has the speed to outrun pursuit. And linebackers hate him in blitz pickup--he knocks the snot out of them. Robert also has excellent hands and good vision." At the JCFootball.com he demonstrated his explosiveness with a 39" vertical jump.
You won't find many JC running backs who had a better season than Hubbard. He had 1,523 yards rushing and scored 18 touchdowns in 11 games. The DVC offense utilized a lot of inside-outside zone, counter, and lead draw schemes.
Hubbard already has his AA degree and is "a strong character guy...family oriented...first in the weight room and the last one to leave. And he'll play with pain," says Depew.
Diablo Valley also has two quality, unsigned offensive lineman looking for homes: all-state offensive lineman John Budesilich (6-3, 270) and all-conference offensive lineman Alvin Johnson (6-5, 300, 5.1 in the 40).
"Budesilich has excellent feet and lower body strength. He's football smart
and has a lot of nasty in him...he loves to get down field!" says Depew. "He's
our best pass blocker in a system that utilizes four different types of
"Alvin Johnson was a 21-game starter for DVC over the past two seasons. He really improved in 2003 playing at the right tackle spot. The previous year he was a guard," says Depew. "He's a neophyte in regards to his potential. He's got size at 6-4, 300 pounds and has the ability to run. This is only his second season playing...so he's an intriguing prospect."
Both Budesilich and Johnson will have their AA degrees in May and have 3 to play 2 at division one colleges. "They're solid young men with outstanding character," added Depew.
THREE MORE UNSIGNED SOPHOMORES...
Rodney Roy (5-9, 220)
Notes: Rodney's sophomore season was interrupted with various dings and nicks. But he more than proved his worth as a freshman when he was among the state's leading rushers. Opposing coaches who know Roy say he's not only a good football player but a good character guy too. At the JCFootball.com Combine last May Roy ran the forty on FieldTurf in 4.55 seconds, pushed up 225 pounds 19 times, ran a 4.21 shuttle, and vertical jumped 30.5 inches. Four-year colleges looking for a tough-as-nails back should request film of Roy.
Brandon Joseph (6-1, 205)
Cornerback / Safety
Notes: Cabrillo head coach Steve Cox landed a real gem in defensive back Brandon Joseph, who came all the way from Dimond HS in Anchorage, Alaska. Joseph landed on the All-Conference first-team and has impressed those four-year scouts who have come through Cabrillo College. He's got ideal size and is versatile enough to play corner or safety. At last spring's JCFootball.com NorCal Combine he ran a 4.5 forty, did the T-Test in 4.28 clicks, and vertical jumped 35.5 inches. He gets out in spring with his AA degree.
Roy Sims (6-4, 285)
Notes: A bounceback from Fresno State, Sims has only one to play one at a D1 program. But he might be worth the scholarship for a program needing immediate help on the defensive front. At the JCFootball.com NorCal Combine last spring he ran a 5.0 forty, a 4.64 shuttle, did 18 reps of 225, and vertical jumped 33.5 inches.
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