Mississippi’s 2x Mr. Football Officially Signs with Alabama
After arriving in Tuscaloosa last Friday to help the Crimson Tide prepare for Saturday's Sugar Bowl versus Kansas State. Brayson Hubbard returned to Ocean Springs (Miss) High School to officially become a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Don't be fooled by Hubbard's ranking. The 6-foot-2 190-pound athlete out of the state of Mississippi is certified playmaker.
Hubbard broke into the varsity lineup as a sophomore at cornerback. Then before the 2021 season new Ocean Spring head coach Blake Pennock new he wanted Hubbard as his quarterback.
Many compared Hubbard to former Ole Miss and current UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee who played some wide receiver for the Rebels. Hubbard answered the call with a 50-plus touchdown season enroute to a state championship appearance; 6A Mr. Football for the state of Mississippi in 2021 leading to commitment to Southern Mississippi.
Hubbard who also starred on the baseball diamond didn't attend a lot of camps due to them interfering with baseball but started to catch the eyes of the big boys in college football. Mississippi St offered him to play wide receiver. Shortly afterwards Alabama came in with the chance to play safety. It was an opportunity Hubbard couldn't pass up leading to a commitment to the Tide in June.
How did Hubbard respond his senior year you might ask? Just 12-1 record 3900 total yards 41 total touchdowns and three interceptions in limited snaps on defense. Bringing home Mississippi's 6A Mr. Football again and playing in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game.
I truly believe Alabama has diamond in the rough in Hubbard. While he's the lowest rated skill player in this class had he been a full-time defensive back he'd be rated a lot higher. So while he doesn't have the pedigree of Caleb Down, Jahlil Hurley or Tony Mitchell expect him to come in and compete and play hard when given the opportunity.