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The Tre Hubbard story: The football Phenom

As times are getting close for Hubbard to reach his dreams of going to the NFL, he wants everyone to understand who he really is off the field.

Being a Virginia Native, Hubbard had to make a name for himself. With his father being a 30-year military veteran, he was forced to move around a lot. Being Born in Virginia, and moving to San Antonio, Texas for a few years; and then eventually moving back (after 5 years.) Once Hubbard moved back to Virginia, he was introduced to sports where he began playing football and basketball. Hubbard played recreational sports all the way up until high school. Hubbard found himself falling in love with the sport of basketball, where he idolized Chicago Native Derrick Rose. After not making the basketball team in middle school, and not attempting to try out for the football team, Hubbard found himself shifting his focus to becoming an elite basketball player. Once realizing that his dreams of playing college basketball became slim to nothing due to his height; he shifted his focus to the football field.

Playing for one of top 3 teams in Virginia (Ocean Lakes HS) Hubbard found himself playing Junior varsity, freshman year, and getting a little bit of clock on varsity his sophomore year. After showing he belongs, Hubbard helped lead his team to a perfect season, while leading the whole state of Virginia in quarterback sacks (20) in a season! While doing that, he also tied Kansas City Chiefs, Defensive Tackle and Ocean lakes Alumni, Derrick Nnadi’s sack record in a game with (5) vs Kellam High school. After a stellar performance and winning the state championship, Hubbard began to turn heads for college recruiters! Receiving interest from major schools, like Virginia Tech, Baylor, Rutgers, University of Virginia, East Carolina, and many others. Hence, teams began game planning against Hubbard, double teaming him and making sure he couldn’t get to quarterback. He was very threatening to opposing Offensive tackles. As he concluded his senior year, he found himself finishing with only 14 sacks, 6 less than what he had his junior year!

Although Hubbard’s numbers saw a slight decline, he still attracted many power 5 schools to his high school! As schools came running in to see him, they worst to pull their hands as they saw his transcript. Sitting a 2.4 overall GPA, caused schools to turn away knowing they wouldn’t be able to take him. With that being said, Hubbard had nowhere to sign on his signing day. Then, Hubbard received a life changing call from Virginia Techs running back coach Zohn Burden. Burden Told Hubbard that Tech wants him, and that he will have a chance to play there. Hubbard jumped on the opportunity as tech took the chance on him! Hubbard went on to play as true freshman at Virginia Tech, seeing play time as a freshman against ACC opponents!

After one year of playing at Virginia Tech, Hubbard found himself in the transfer portal, where he turned down scholarships from Delaware, Nevada, and western Carolina. Hubbard was originally committed to Western Carolina, and then out of nowhere decommitted and went to the Virginia military institute; which was very odd! After being there for half of a semester, Hubbard insisted that he needed to transfer again to where he would end up at a community college called Iowa Western. After being injured through the whole season at Iowa western, Hubbard found himself at home due to losing his scholarships and interest. Hubbard eventually found himself with a last chance, where he was offered a full scholarship to Wagner College, where he would become a Seahawk! I hope to see big things from Hubbard as he heads into his senior year, I wouldn’t be surprised if he filed for his 6th year of eligibility due to the injury in juco.

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Hilda Garner has done her majors in journalism from Michigan. Her younger sister is also a successful writer, and the rivalry between the two is legendary. Since becoming a full-time writer, Hilda has published several books. She is currently working as a freelance writer on residentweekly.com.