Hubie Graham Narrows it Down

Hubie Graham

Scranton, Pa., native Hubie Graham is one of the Northeast's elite tight ends and could be one of the best run blockers in the country, regardless of position. Graham's offer list is now nearing thirty, however this week he narrowed the field down to a list of 11 schools with Oklahoma being one of them.

Oklahoma has extended scholarship offers to two Pennsylvania tight ends this year in Central Catholic standout Quentin Williams and West Scranton playmaker Hubie Graham. Graham stands in at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and is extremely strong, spending countless hours in the weight room. Recently he narrowed his list to 11 programs and the plan is to narrow it even further in the near future. For now, Oklahoma is still on the radar for two-way standout.

"I have narrowed it down to UCLA, Oklahoma, Iowa, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Rutgers, Syracuse and Minnesota," Graham said. "I plan to narrow it even further very soon and then will take all five official visits before making my decision next season."

"Oklahoma is a school that came in and offered me last month and I can tell you right now that I was extremely excited to get that offer," Graham stated. "Coach (Kevin) Wilson had watched my film and called to tell me the offer was on the way the first time I spoke with him and we have kept in contact ever since then through text messages and an occasional phone call. Coach Wilson really comes off as a great guy and we have built a pretty good relationship at this point."

"Obviously with Oklahoma there is a lot to like," Graham added. "The tradition of winning they have built over the years is pretty impressive and Head Coach Bob Stoops is a great coach who has proven over and over that he knows how to win. I haven't spoken with him yet, however we should be setting up a time here soon that I may be able to get in contact with him."

The trip from Eastern Pennsylvania to Norman is a long one, so don't count on Graham taking an unofficial visit at any time, however an official visit could definitely be in the cards this season according to Graham.

"I don't think I would take an unofficial visit, but they definitely could be a possibility when I pick my five schools to officially visit," Graham explained. "Right now I am looking forward to learning more about Oklahoma moving forward and while I know they like me at both defensive end and tight end, I think they favor me on the offensive side of the ball. I know they run a lot of multiple tight end sets, but past that I need to research how they have used the position."

As a junior, Graham caught 35 passes for 615 yards and seven touchdowns. He was named second-team Class AAA All-State by the Associated-Press. He earned first team All-Conference honors at both defensive end and tight end. Graham earned All-Region honors as a defensive end.

His combined statistics at defensive end for his sophomore and juniors years are 161 tackles, 84 solo, 9.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups, 19 quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and four recoveries.

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