Hubenak A Great Find For Cowboys

Oklahoma State's Director of Recruiting Johnny Barr received a phone call Tuesday night from an old coaching friend, a former Division I head coach that is now active in advising recruits. His friend asked, "Are you guys getting Jake Hubenak to walk on at your place?" Barr told him that Hubenak had enrolled in the summer and had already taken classes and worked out in the Cowboys summer program.

The friend told Barr that Oklahoma State hit it big with Hubenak. GoPokes.com had actually given that opinion this summer when we learned of Hubenak's arrival on campus.

Tuesday night, Hubenak set a new individual passing record in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game at TCU's Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

Hubenak's team, the South, lost to the North 39-29, but Hubenak completed 19-of-27 passes for 294 yards with two touchdowns (both 32 yards). The old record was set by former Texas A&M quarterback Lance Pavlas of Tomball back in the 1986 game when he completed 16-of-32 for 246 yards.

Hubenak really helps in that he arrives in Stillwater where there was no quarterback signed in the 2013 recruiting class.

He missed all but four games in his junior season with a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee and his recruiting attention dropped. However, the 6-3, 190-pound Hubenak led Georgetown to the Class 4A Division I State Championship Game where they lost to (coincidence) Denton Guyer, the alma mater of OSU sophomore quarterback J.W. Walsh. Walsh's dad, John, is the head coach at Guyer.

Hubenak was 19-1 in his starts at Georgetown and last season completed 267-of-428 passing for 4,108 yards with 48 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He also rushed for 510 yards and 7 touchdowns on 115 carries.

"When I hurt my knee the thought was why, I wonder why this happened," Hubenak told Austin television station KVUE. "God has a reason for why things happen and I'll find out."

He cannot comment this fall at Oklahoma State as Hubenak falls under the first-year player rules for head coach Mike Gundy, which means no media interviews. We do know that Hubenak's high school girlfriend is also a student at Oklahoma State.

He certainly looks the part and you can't argue with a record-setting performance in the Texas Coaches All-Star Game.


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