Tennessee isn’t afraid to go far north in search of its next tailback.
Canadian running back Chuba Hubbard sent out a tweet stating that he had received a scholarship offer from the Vols on Monday evening. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect from Bev Facey High School (Sherwood Park, Alberta) has also claimed recent offers from Oklahoma State and Colorado State.
Strangely enough, the Vols are building a Canadian pipeline of sorts. Tennessee signee Jonathan Kongbo lived in Canada after moving there from Africa. The Vols’ basketball team also has two Canadian players on the roster: forwards Kyle Alexander and Ray Kasongo.
Tennessee is in need of a tailback to fill the void that will eventually be left by Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara. Both will be juniors this season, but if they play well, they could consider an early jump to the NFL. Kamara, who was a redshirt sophomore last season, considered making the move before announcing his decision to return.
Hubbard is also considered a top track prospect. His best time in the 100-meter dash is 10.55 seconds. Hubbard is being recruited by Tennessee running backs coach Robert Gillespie.