Hubenak Opening Eyes With Big Season

Blinn QB Jake Hubenak (6-3, 200), an Oklahoma State bounceback, is putting up huge numbers this season and, because of that, he's getting some looks from several four-year programs...

Hubenak enjoyed a solid career at Georgetown (Tx.) High School, but because he tore the ACL in his right knee before his junior season, he didn't get much in the way of attention on the recruiting front and he decided to sign with Oklahoma State.

"I enrolled there as a preferred walk-on and the coaches were really high on me and said I just needed to be patient and wait for things to play out," Hubenak told JCFootball.com recently. "I was getting reps with the twos and during the spring I was running with the second team, but then when the new recruiting class showed up one of the freshmen was put in front of me and I didn't get that because we hadn't even competed yet, so it was a little confusing and I just didn't feel like I was going to get a fair shot there, so I just decided to head to Blinn to give myself a chance to play ball and then see what happens."

Once he arrived in Brenham, the redshirt freshman took the reigns of the Bucs' attack and he formed a quick bond with his receivers and that has paid off so far this season as he has thrown for 3,534 yards with 42 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 65.7% of his passes.

"I have a great relationship with my receivers," Hubenak said. "Damion Ratley and Dede Westbrook are two of the best receivers in the country and I really feel like I have a great chemistry with them.

"When I'm at my best, I am dropping back, seeing the field and making throws down the field. I feel that's when I'm the most dangerous.

"I am not a 'run first' quarterback, but I can run when I need to. I'm probably better at just moving around and finding guys down the field and keeping plays alive with my legs and giving my receivers time to get open down the field."

On the recruiting front, while Hubenak is still waiting for his first offer, he has started to raise some eyebrows with his gaudy numbers.

"So far, the schools I have been talking to, at least a little bit, are Texas, Ole Miss, Alabama, Kansas, Baylor and Texas Tech," Hubenak said. "I think with most of those schools, they wanted to see how I did and how I finish up and also to get a look at my progress toward my (two-year) degree.

"I am hopeful that I can get some offers and leave after this season, but I'm not opposed to returning next fall and playing here at Blinn if things don't work out to get me to a four-year school next fall. I love it here. I'm having a great time and really enjoying things here."

Hubenak is a redshirt freshman, so, if he finds a home at a four-year school after the 2014 season, he will have three years to play three starting next fall.

JCFootball.com will continue to keep track of Hubenak and will update news on his recruitment as things change.

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