Four-star Running Back Darvon Hubbard Decommits from Ohio State

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BoBo16's picture

Best of luck young man. This seems to have been an inevitable outcome for sometime now. 

Lets Go Bucks!!

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buckeyeinWI's picture

ditto... 

GO BUCKEYES!

16-2 is SWEET!

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Brutus865's picture

Hopefully this won’t affect jack Miller..

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Squirrel Master's picture

Hubbard transferred to another school and doesn't play with Miller. It shouldnt have any impact on Miller and even if he was still best friends with Miller, I believe Miller is coming to OSU to play for Day.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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VirginiaBuckeye14's picture

Hope you have a great career somewhere! Sometimes you end up in the running for more star RB’s than you may have thought. 

Can they catch him? No they can't, touchdown.

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BiggHoww's picture

Dear Santa, Kendall Milton please!

The ugly truth is often downvoted

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SpaceBuckeye's picture

I prefer Bijan Robinson over Milton.

Those who say they can and those who say they can't are both right. Which one are you?

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Bucks19's picture

Doubt we have a shot at Milton 

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OH-IO's picture

There goes the recruiting rankings.............

OH-IO living in SEC! SEC! Ville

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Double OH Seven's picture

Bijan Robinson, COME ON DOWN.  *Bob Barker Voice*

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Rollin'85South's picture

I believe you mean *Rod Roddy Voice*. Bob Barker never said the catchphrase. 

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Double OH Seven's picture

Realized this after I posted. Thanks for the correction, I deserve to be publicly shamed. 

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SpaceBuckeye's picture

So what. Simple mistake, consider yourself shamed...carry on! Lol

Those who say they can and those who say they can't are both right. Which one are you?

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buckeyeboy31's picture

I think he said that to Diane Parkinson...

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GoDamnBucks's picture

I coached that kid in pop warner! He a beast.

My Blood runs Scarlett and Grey

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Ole Uncle Charle's picture

Well don't just stand there, do something!

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stxbuck's picture

If true, he coached him in the Akron area. Too late now!

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Silver Sniper's picture

And you weren’t subliminally dropping Buckeye hints during that time?

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Better for Darvon to get it right and find his best fit. Good luck to him on his journey. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Well said SP - I mean we're still talking about teenagers 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Buckpasser51's picture

So, it is easy to sit back and think only about stars and rankings as if these decisions are meaningless and only benefit the fans. The truth of the matter is that these kids have really not accomplished much in their lives but have opportunities that deserve thoughtful consideration. They are promised everything but guaranteed nothing. 

As I read this young man's words, I. Any help but think he was sad that a dream was disappearing. With that said, I share the hope that his dream is replaced by an experience that is greater than his imagination. I believe he will. 

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stxbuck's picture

Exactly-psychotic cruitin' fans often forget this common sense.

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Cooper's picture

I think he really wanted to be a Buckeye, so I imagine it was not easy for him to realize the coaching staff didn’t envision him in their plans. Best of luck to the young man.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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Silver Sniper's picture

Cooper, I’ve heard hints of this without seeing any article stating this outright. Can you help me fill in the gaps? 

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Cooper's picture

Birm and some other recruiting guys said they never visited Hubbard once over the winter, nor did they ever make an effort to.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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Silver Sniper's picture

That’s kind of disappointing. It seems like an up front conversation is better than turning a cold shoulder to the young man. I wonder why the new staff played it like that or what they weren’t happy with regarding the talent he brings. 

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Brettwalt1's picture

Meh. I was loving the QB/RB double commit.  Best of luck to him, but I'll settle for Milton :)

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SpiderBuckeyes's picture

Or Robinson. I also like Demarkcus Bowman and Seth McGowan. Bowman is very fast. McGowan probably isn't very fast, but he has a good and quick reading skill.

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TraptnMI's picture

Great candidates, but Tyree is the must get. As far as Chaparral, it’s a subpar program. Always was, always will be. Although the puss is consistently kind, at least to me.

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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RonnyPBuckeye's picture

Taylor Lewan played at Chaparral.  What could stain a program more than that?

Ronny P Buckeye

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stxbuck's picture

I thought he was from the state of scUM.

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TraptnMI's picture

Nah, but he is Scum!

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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TraptnMI's picture

Hahaha, great call Ronny. Lol

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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BTBuckeye's picture

He must read 11W...

Good luck to the young man

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avail31678's picture

What did I miss?  I read above where someone said the coaching staff wasn't as interested in him?  

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LCT's picture

This recruiting/Twitter business has become really kind of grotesque & ridiculous, if you want to know the truth.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Loathes

Casual

Twittering

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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DefendYoungstown's picture

Right, like the media is going to be knocking down his door to for questions.  He's quite high of himself.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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LCT's picture

You can't really blame him though. That's kind of the culture of recruiting/Twitter.

Let's face it, eventually SMOD's gonna burn everything down anyway so who gives a damn.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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Zimmy07's picture

SMOD sounds like the name of a super villain.

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BuckZealot's picture

I have to admit I'm old and not so wise, so I had to look it up in the Urban dictionary;  Sweet Meteor Of Death.

Enjoy the wins over *ichigan, ....I still remember the dark days of the 1990's....

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Seth4Bucks's picture

I have to compliment your fine choice in avatar. Only an especially discerning person would select it.

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SlickityDarza's picture

Made me think of SCMODS. "State county municipal offender data system" lol

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nm_buck's picture

The light was yellow, sir.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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PhillyNut's picture

We don't know how much the recruiting sites and others reach out to these kids, especially when they commit or decommit from a name brand school.  Every recruiting service wants to be able to one up the others, at least when it comes to top 300 players.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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CleveState's picture

I don’t think you quite understand how much contact these recruits get. There are now hundreds of fan base sites and if you even have an offer from one of those schools almost every school is going to have at least one media member reach out. I know a kid who at one point was getting 8-10 media requests a day through text at one point. Just a ton of websites out there and local papers. He was a 5 star recruit either. It’s overwhelming to a lot of these kids.

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Marcus Hall's Middle Fingers's picture

Could not agree with you more. That was exactly what I was thinking when I read the tweet. 

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stxbuck's picture

Exactly right. The interesting question is, was your DV A-from a random DV idiot, or B-someone who was actually butthurt by this common sense statement and is upset by teenagers ruining their fantasies of starhanderouter predicted glory?

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tbuckeyew's picture

Tough decision.  Gotta do what's best for him.  He was a versitile prospect but next man up. 

Go Bucks!

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TJG32's picture

One door closes, another one opens. Go Buckeyes!

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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wyatt's picture

A lot of better fish in the ocean. 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

That's kind of a bummer, but that's the recruiting bizz. Best of luck to him, next man up!

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Dillon G's picture

Let him shop around. After all, the preceding article is about how Crowley could be great.

#walkaway

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NHBuckeye's picture

Has been expected according to the recruiting experts.  I hope he finds the right spot for himself.  Not sure why the relationship with OSU went south but better to have this happen now rather than later.

Fields of Dreams

 

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Moneymike's picture

From what I've read from the insiders on bucknuts. The staff doesn't think he's that good and are after a good number of backs they consider better.

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Dstacify's picture

Was Hubbard a Meyer recruit? Could be Day doesn't have as high an opinion of him as Meyer did.

11 Strong.

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Sanitarian2's picture

Yes, thank you young man for being mature enough to make your decision far enough out to benefit not only yourself but OSU.

Sani

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Keze's picture

get on down the road, Bucks are moving on w/o you 

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Mastro16's picture

Yeesh, what’d he do to you?

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napbuck's picture

Does this have any impact on Miller and OSU?

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Dstacify's picture

I hope not. If Miller decommits we're screwed at the QB position. Especially since it doesn't sound like Day is actively recruiting very many QBs in future classes based on the recent Hurry-Up articles. I wouldn't be shocked if Miller is the only QB they plan on including in the 2020 class. If he decommits that leaves us scrambling.

11 Strong.

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bd2999's picture

Not that I have ever heard. 

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gobucks96's picture

Glad he did this early, if he had doubts. Better for everyone involved...

Sucks, but, that's recruiting.

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HYI3RID's picture

WHO????????

Vires Et Honestas

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crusher's picture

Curious if this had more to do with Day not thinking that Hubbard is a good fit for his system or did Day feel feel that he didn’t progress like they expected? I know that Hubbard had an underwhelming season last year. I don’t know much about this young man but over the years I’ve seen plenty of kids that committed early on lose focus and basically “mail it in”. They let their ego get the best of them and start getting lazy about working out and develop a bad attitude. I doubt we’ll ever get the real reason why OSU and Hubbard parted ways. We’ll get the old, “it was mutual”. Whatever the real reason is I hope things work out for Hubbard.

Don't listen to Freddy P. Soft

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SirRyanDay's picture

Always a tough decision for a young man to make. Wish him well wherever he decides to attend school.

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terryin20878's picture

My guess - these guys who are de-committing in future years want to see how OSU does under Ryan Day.  If OSU wins the B1G, they may be re-committing.

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ibuck's picture

Unboom?

Moob.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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BeepBeep's picture

That gave me a big chuckle!

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

After Nester and all the 2020 decommits, I'm starting to think it's not really worthwhile to think of anyone who announces his college choice before Christmas of his junior year of high school as being truly committed.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

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Nashville's picture

Considering everything that when on with Ohio State from late July 2018 to December when Urban announced his retirement, the 2019 class was a rousing success. Day is off to a good start with 2020, and despite a couple of decommits I’m guessing he’ll finish pretty well. This one seemed very much expected.

"You can never pay back, but you can always pay forward."

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ClarkGrswld4's picture

it is all kind of pointless until they sign the NLI anyway...just because a guy commits, it isn't as if other schools stop recruiting them

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Hovenaut's picture

Wishing Darvon Hubbard well moving forward.

Go Buckeyes.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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Seattle Linga's picture

Best of luck in the future Hubbard

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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RK84's picture

Well Darvon it! I was high on him.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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BuckminsterFullback's picture

Apparently OSU is moving on to it's next target: Percocet Hughes.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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tcm1968's picture

My guess is when he announced his decision Urban Meyer was the coach and we seemed like we would be on track for another Urban Meyer 250 yard pass 250 yard run type season. Haskins blows up, Meyer is gone and we've got a WR Coach in Hartline who knows what he's doing and Day is chasing elite QBs and WRs.  If you are running back thinking about your share of the 250 yards in the Urban Meyer offense that's pretty enticing. When the whole thing is flipped and it's now trending towards 350 passing 150 running it probably changes things. 

Wish the kid nothing but the best...

Next man up..

Go Bucks!

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ibuck's picture

When the whole thing is flipped and it's now trending towards 350 passing 150 running it probably changes things. 

Gosh, hope not. Teams that run successfully win more frequently than teams that rely too much on passing.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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Dstacify's picture

True but teams that struggle throwing the ball aren't winning shit either. See 2016 and 2017.

11 Strong.

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Sanitarian2's picture

24 wins is struggling mightily, true dat.

Sani

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Dstacify's picture

Did any of those wins include a Natty? I'll wait. The reality is the game is changing. Teams that lack a dynamic passing game tend to struggle nowadays with how much the spread offenses are starting to take over.

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stxbuck's picture

If having a dynamic passing game is all that mattered, the B12 would be unstoppable. The bottom line is that you need a NC caliber D AND an effective offense to win the whole enchilada. Whining specifically about scheme is just taking a shallow approach.

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tcm1968's picture

Just need to be able to run the ball.... this day and age though there's almost no value based on running back at the NFL level. You have to be able to block and catch passes and run if you want to get paid to play in the NFL.  Guys like Barkley, Kamara and McCaffery etc probably would have been 3rd down backs 10 years ago. The game has changed...

OSU and Bama ended up 27-2 this past year.  Teams combined to throw for 9080 yards. Combined to rush for 4913 yards... 

Rewind to the 2013 season.... Teams combined to throw for 5387yards. Combined to rush for 6740 yards... 

As I said.... the game has changed.... I applaud Coach Day for taking steps to change with it.... 

Go Bucks!

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Art Harrell's picture

Good luck...never know...we may see you on Game Day...Go Coach Day...Go Bucks

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neo's picture

The buzz is that we moved on from him, and respectfully suggested he look around. Also, lots of talk in Arizona that he simply isn’t “Buckeye RB quality” - that paired with staff turnover makes the move quite mutual.

Doesnt go to same HS as Jack Miller anymore, and will have no impact on him.

"Let's beat the shit out of Michigan. Have a good night." - UFM

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iowabuckeyes's picture

You didn't have to go as far as Arizona to find people who didn't think he was good enough to play for Ohio State. Similar to Cormontae Hamilton, he worked hard for an offer last summer and deserves credit for getting one. But I think his desire to "come back home" made a lot of people look past his limitations and his junior season undoubtedly exposed them. 

I wish him a healthy senior season and success in football and in his life outside of football. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Red Shirt Ensign's picture

Weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to serve in my beloved Corps!! 

"Captain, over here, I've found someth... AHHHH!!!!!!"

 

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216ToThe614's picture

"You will not laugh, you will not cry! You will learn by the numbers - I will teach you!" - R.I.P. R. Lee Ermey.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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Freaks number 75's picture

Beat of luck to this child. He’s still very young and needs to review his options. 

Go Bucks!!

"and there he is... The Big Kat"

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typeOHpositive's picture

ok....next.

"I don't want to be around average, why be around average!" -UFM

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CTownBucknut's picture

I wish all recruits did it this way.  I mean, I'd rather he stay committed of course, but I personally prefer a player de-commit, then explore options, rather than those that stay committed, yet are out there seeking other options anyway. IMO, a commitment should mean you selected your school of choice, ie no need to see what's out there, which in my view should have been done before committing  If something changes where that player no longer feels committed, then de-commit, and explore.  That's just my personal take.  Best of luck to Hubbard wherever he lands.  

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iowabuckeyes's picture

In a way, I feel Nester held Ohio State hostage. I admit I don't know the full story, much less what may have transpired beneath the surface in terms of any conversations he had with the staff but speaking strictly as one fan, I feel like he hamstrung us.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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CTownBucknut's picture

I agree. Sure, Meyer retiring may have been the main reason, but then, he didn’t have to string it out so long. 

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rdalchemy's picture

Those that stay will beat TTUN—multiple times.

Zbuddha

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Defiance's picture

Best of luck to the young man but really... 

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Please tweet one or more of the following highly original phrases to demonstrate our class to these young men who are making a very critical, difficult decision:

  • We only want players who are really commited to our program anyway
  • You are overrated so no biggie, next man up
  • Good luck in your future endeavors, we'll be rooting for you and following your career very closely #sarcasm
  • Guess you don't want to win championships
  • Can't cut our academics eh?
  • Darn, you would have been a great garbage time backup RB
  • I know a guy who says you're injury prone, good luck playing when and if you're able.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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iowabuckeyes's picture

It's a tad harsh to paint everyone with the same brush but I can't say it doesn't happen and that won't with Hubbard. #thetruthhurts

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

No thanks, I think I'll continue my practice of not tweeting recruits or anyone else for that matter

Shandy is not beer

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

The writing was on the wall on this one. Andrew, Birm, etc. have been reporting this for weeks.

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85ydsofcrushedhope's picture

He’ll get a huge bump up in rankings in the next realignment 

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SpaceBuckeye's picture

Seems like most people don't understand that OSU gave him the cold shoulder? They somewhat "forced" him out of the class with no contact. So no, it's not our loss or his loss. It was a business decision for both parties.

Good luck Darvon, hope ya find a good landing spot and as always, GO BUCKS!

Those who say they can and those who say they can't are both right. Which one are you?

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Derrick Green was also an OSU commit at one time.

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MAVBuck's picture

You might be mistaken on that one. As much as he wanted to be a Buckeye (Eddie was his idol), I don't think he ever even had a "committable" offer. If I remember correctly the staff wasn't sure he fit the mold they wanted and therefore we got some kid named Zeke.

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Bucks19's picture

If you have been following recruiting, we all knew it was coming. He has the ability to play here. Day just thinks he can get better. 

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buckeyedude's picture

Is Road Runner still available?

"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."

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GallowayGambleGinnWAR7's picture

Mother Hubbard’s cupboard is full, Darvon?

I don’t see it.

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gobucks1966's picture

No big deal running backs are a dime a dozen every team has a good one and when did OSU never have a primo back. Like someone said it's good he left now over pulling a Mathis. Not just him but not sure why all these kids have to pull the trigger so soon before looking at all their options. Maybe they need to sign when they commit to a school might make them think twice.

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gobucks1966's picture

Just heard today members of the staff went down to see Miller but didn't visit Hubbard. I am pretty sure the staff wanted him gone. Another nugget is the staff likes this kid from Portsmouth that not to many people know about. It was also mentioned he could win Mr. football this coming year. So we have lots of options in the rb department no worry there.

Denny

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