Texas A&M may have a top-rated quarterback recruit getting started in College Station with Kyler Murray headlining the Class of 2015, but why not throw in one more quarterback if you are head coach Kevin Sumlin. The Aggies did just that Saturday with the addition of JUCO transfer Jake Hubenak. Hubenak announced his transfer decision by saying he has accepted a scholarship offer from Texas A&M.
“It’s amazing, just to think how far I’ve come,” said Hubenak to The American-Statesman. “You look back on stuff and wonder why certain things happen. But on days like today, you remember that things happen for a reason.”
By adding Hubenak to the roster, Texas A&M allows for a transition period for Murray, who can now be eased into the starting quarterback job as opposed to thrown right into the fire of the SEC as a freshman. They cannot all be like Johnny Manziel, after all. Hubenak at least adds some sort of veteran experience to the Aggies at a position that could benefit from it. Hubenak previously led Georgetown to the 2012 Class 4A, Division 1 championship game. Last fall, with Blinn College, he passed for 4,094 yards and 48 touchdowns, suggesting he fits the offensive style Sumlin would like to use in College Station. In between JUCO stints, Hubenak walked on with Oklahoma State. Maybe this time the world of the FBS will be kinder to Hubenak.
Hubenak will have to impress in a short period of time to make any push for the starting job, but he can be a bit of a wild card in the race if younger options like Murray and Kyle Allen falter.