Western Michigan sophomore linebacker Derrick Hubbard entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal on Friday, according to a source.
Hubbard was a part of coach Tim Lester’s first recruiting class in 2017. He is an in-state product, hailing from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor. Coming out of high school, he was a three-star prospect according to 247sports and was ranked as the 46th best player in the state of Michigan in his class.
Hubbard totaled 192 career tackles in high school, including 28 for loss, 23 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception. He was originally recruited by former WMU coach P.J. Fleck before he left the program for the Minnesota Golden Gophers after WMU’s 2016 Cotton Bowl season.
Hubbard was redshirted by the coaching staff in 2017 before appearing in just one game in the 2018 season for the Broncos. The one game he appeared in was in the season opener against Syracuse last season.
The Broncos are just a few days into fall camp as they prepare for the upcoming season. The team will open the 2019-20 season on Aug. 31 at home against Monmouth University.