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Alabama Offers Scholarship To 2017 Canadian Track Star

Alabama could have a Canadian track star playing for the Crimson Tide's football team in 2017. 

Nick Saban's program just offered a scholarship to Chuba Hubbard, a four-star running back in the class from Alberta, Canada. 

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Hubbard, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect, is a pretty successful tailback. He rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 25-plus touchdowns during his 2015 season. Hubbard's even better on the track, though. 

From the Edmonton Journal

The crazy thing is there’s another sport that Hubbard may be even better at. He is a world class track athlete. He represented Canada at the 2015 IAAF world youth championships in Cali, Colombia, this summer, where he finished in fourth place in the 100 M final. He is expected to take part in the 2016 world junior track and field championships in Kazan, Russia.

His best time in the 100-metre event is 10.55 seconds. To put that into perspective Canada’s top sprinter Andre De Grasse’s personal best is 9.92 seconds.

“I love football and track so much, and both have helped me become the athlete I am,” Hubbard said. “I get my aggression, push and drive from football and I get my speed in football from track.

Hubbard, as he said on Twitter, has been offered scholarships by 23 college football programs. 

Oregon is viewed by most as the favorite to land him, but maybe that will change with the Crimson Tide coming into play. 

Hubbard has recently visited Auburn and Georgia.