KSU QB Commit Attends Spring Game

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Joe Hubener from Cheney, Kansas, made the drive 150 miles north to Manhattan to see his future teammates in action in the Kansas State spring game. The 6-4, 195, athlete from Sedgwick County brought a big support group with him to see the Purple and White game.

Last week, Kansas State held its annual Spring Game and hosted a bevy of up and coming in-state and out of state recruits. Amoung those in attendance was Cheney HS Quarterback and current KSU commit Joe Hubener.

"It was a great experience," Joe Hubener said of the trip. "My whole family came with me and my best friend and aunt and uncle. It was neat to get to listen to Coach Snyder speak to us and watch the players warming up on the field before the game."

Hubener played both quarterback and free safety at Cheney High School. He wasn't heavily recruited and planned on going to play at a smaller college, but things changed quickly when the Kansas State coaches saw his film.

"Originally, I was looking at KCAC schools," said Hubener. "I was planning on going to McPherson on scholarship. Brian Butler, who I've been training with in Wichita, sent Kansas State film. Three days prior to signing day, we made a quick trip to Manhattan, and they invited me to walk-on. It was really a no-brainer. The costs were to be the same even with the scholarship from McPherson. The opportunity to play at a major Division 1 program was an experience I couldn't pass up."

Hubener plans on joining the Wildcats this summer after graduation. He says the staff likes him to come in and compete at quarterback, a position he's honed as a starter the last two seasons at Cheney.

"My senior season I gained experience, got to take a lot of reps under center, and provided the team with leadership," Hubener said. "I think at 6-4, 195, I have the build to play quarterback in college. I have an incredibly strong arm. I'm mobile. My 40 time's around a 4.6, 4.7. I'm not sure if you can label me a duel-threat quarterback. I like being in the pocket, but with my speed and agility I'm comfortable if I have to move around a bit."

In track, Hubener competes in everything which includes the javelin throw, the discuss, the high jump, the triple jump, the 400 meter dash, and the 4x1 relay. He also played basketball. In having to compete with some of the most gifted players in the land in Division 1 football, Hubener hopes his athletic dexterity serves him well.

"My first goal [as an incoming freshman] is to make the travel team," Hubener stated. "I want to continue to improve as a player, learn from the coaches, and earn a scholarship for next season."

Hubener wore No. 14 for the Cheney Cardinals coached by Dustin McEwen. He hopes to work toward a degree in Business at Kansas State.

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