After an absolutely wild week that saw two five-star quarterbacks transfer away from Texas A&M, the Aggies have a sudden and surprise starter: Jake Hubenak. Who exactly is he? Here's a snapshot.
Hubenak played 4A ball at Georgetown, just outside of Austin, where he amassed a 19-1 record as a starter. He earned 4A player of the year accolades and was the district MVP. He suffered a season-ending knee injury as a junior, and despite going 15-1 as a senior with his only loss being in the state championship game, he was rated only a 2-star prospect.
Jake walked on at Oklahoma State in 2013 when he didn't receive any major scholarship offers. He arrived in a time of need for the Cowboys amid the departure of Wes Lunt. He did not attempt a pass at Oklahoma State, and transferred to Blinn JC for the 2014 season.
During the 2014 season at Blinn, Hubenak was 216-333 for 4052 yards with 47 touchdown passes against 9 interceptions. Under his guidance, the Buccaneers never scored fewer than 40 points in any game. Well, that certainly got the interest of major programs. He chose to come to A&M over Texas and LSU, among others. His favorite target at Blinn? Fellow transfer Damion Ratley, whose 2014 numbers were ridiculous: 45 catches for 1197 yards and 20 touchdowns.
For now, it looks like Hubenak is ready to assume the role and face Louisville in the bowl game, and he's got plenty of support from the team.
Gig 'Em, Jake.