Being a private Catholic school in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moeller High School has been a Notre Dame feeder school since the days when Gerry Faust was their coach.
Sam Hubbard was supposedly intending to go to Notre Dame and play Lacrosse.
Legend has it that Urban Meyer was visiting Cincinnati Moeller and he saw Hubbard playing dodge ball. Apparently, Hubbard was a pretty good dodge ball player because Meyer decided right then and there that he wanted Sam Hubbard to come to Ohio State and play football.
The ESPN recruit ranking services had Sam Hubbard listed as a 6-5, 225 Linebacker and the 44th
rated player at his position in the country. The weight may have been a slight stretch and he did play some Safety at Moeller.
When he got to Ohio State, they redshirted him in the 2014 season and worked with him at Linebacker.
But, Hubbard kept muscling up and he found himself at 6-5, 265.
The coaching staff moved Hubbard to Defensive End.
All American super star Joey Bosa was suspended for the Buckeyes opening game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Having the huge task of replacing Bosa was an unknown redshirt freshman named Sam Hubbard.
Hubbard came through with flying colors. He had a Quarterback sack in that game, plus one and a half tackles for loss. He also hurried the Quarterback another play and had 4 total tackles in the game.
Moving ahead, Joey Bosa declared for the NFL Draft and he should be one of the top players chosen.
Hubbard will start at one of the Defensive End positions. Tyquan Lewis is a returning starter at the other End and he led the team in sacks last year.
But, somebody needs to beware that 5 star recruit Nick Bosa will be on campus soon. Joey Bosa started immediately as a true freshman and little brother Nick is said to be better by some that were around both of them in high school.
St Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft Lauderdale is often televised and they were on last season as well.
Nick Bosa lined up at Nose Guard on the first play of the game against a powerful Miami high school team and that play set the tone for the entire game. Bosa physically lifted a 300 pound Center back into the Center’s own Quarterback knocking both of them down.
He went back to Defensive End after that play, but he was all over the field in a big Aquinas victory. That school is loaded with talent every single season and Nick Bosa was their best player from last season.
The Buckeyes also have another one of the best Defensive Ends in the nation coming in with
Jonathon Cooper from Gahanna, Ohio
Sam Hubbard is extremely quick and actually reminds a little bit of Joey Bosa. He used his speed and quickness to get around much bigger Offensive Tackles and gets pressure on the Quarterback causing him to often make errant throws.
Hubbard will be a sophomore in 2016 and he will be one of the better players in the Big 10 and the nation.
Urban Meyer is a good judge of talent among dodge ball players, apparently.