The Hurry Up: What Darvon Hubbard's Decommitment Means for Ohio State, Recruits Set Up March Visits

By Taylor Lehman on February 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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The Hurry Up is your nightly dose of updates from the Ohio State football recruiting trail, keeping tabs on the latest from commits and targets from around the country.

Darvon Hubbard Decommits

As everyone has heard by now, four-star Arizona running back Darvon Hubbard decommitted from Ohio State on Thursday afternoon. 

His decommitment doesn't come as a surprise to most surrounding the program. The coaching staff was beginning to look in other places for running backs at this point. Still, Hubbard's talent can't be denied, which made his commitment exciting news in July 2018. He was a teammate of current Ohio State quarterback commit Jack Miller at Chaparral High School before moving to Willow Canyon High School in Surprise, Arizona. 

He remains the No. 170 recruit in the 2020 class and the No. 15 running back. 

Moving forward, the Buckeyes have options at the running back position. According to Eleven Warriors' needs and numbers at each position, Ohio State should try to bring in two running backs in this class.

One of the top potential backs the Buckeyes could land is fellow Arizona running back and five-star prospect Bijan Robinson out of Salpointe Catholic. Robinson is the No. 32 recruit in the 2020 class and the No. 6 running back, and his teammate — four-star safety Lathan Ransom, a top 2020 target for Ohio State — is visiting campus this weekend.

There is also five-star running back Kendall Milton out of California. Milton is the No. 11 prospect in the class and the No. 2 running back. Other 2020 running backs that are of interest to Ohio State are Michael Drennen just down the road in Dublin, Ohio, Jutahn McClain in Fairfield, Ohio, five-stars Demarkcus Bowman and MarShawn Lloyd and four-stars Sam Adams and Lawrance Toafill.

Cut Lists for Ohio State Targets

Fadil Diggs, the No. 3 2020 prospect from New Jersey, announced that he will be releasing his top-11 list on Monday. Diggs, the No. 7 weak-side defensive end in his class, is the No. 115 prospect overall and has a growing interest in Ohio State with Ryan Day and Larry Johnson recruiting him. He received an offer from Ohio State in May and visited in July. 

New Jersey tight end Lukas Ungar also announced that he will be releasing a cut list, but this four-star's is a bit sooner. Ungar plans to narrow down his top-five schools on Friday. The No. 6 tight end in the 2020 class has 22 offers, including ones from Clemson, Georgia, LSU and others, but he hasn't given much insight into who he might choose in this top-five. He is a key 2020 target for the Buckeyes, though.

Henry Gray to Visit OSU

Four-star Miami cornerback Henry Gray announced that he will be making a visit to Ohio State March 22-26. Gray recently included the Buckeyes in his final eight schools, along with Clemson, Auburn, Kentucky, Penn State, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.

The No. 6 cornerback scheduled his visit during Ohio State's spring practices, when many other recruits – including four-star former Ohio State commit Lejond Cavazos – are expected to take visits to Columbus.

Gee Scott Jr. is a Monster

There were a couple tweets that made their way to four-star Ohio State wide receiver commit Gee Scott Jr.'s timeline in the last couple days that will make anyone's jaw drop. The rising junior wide receiver out of Eastside Catholic in Washington leaped a 37-inch vertical and repped out 17 lifts on the standard 225-pound bench press. In comparison, the average number of reps at the NFL Combine last year was 18.2.

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