OSU football: Cowboys add unexpected piece at quarterback

Georgetown, Texas, standout Jake Hubenak will walk on with impressive credentials.
by John Helsley Published: June 30, 2013
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photo - Georgetown quarterback Jake Hubenak (10) is tackled by a group of Denton Guyer defenders, including Terrell Singleton (7), in the first half during the UIL Class 4A Division I high school football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)
Georgetown quarterback Jake Hubenak (10) is tackled by a group of Denton Guyer defenders, including Terrell Singleton (7), in the first half during the UIL Class 4A Division I high school football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

Wes Lunt is gone. Long gone now.

And so is the football signing period, when Oklahoma State — unaware then of any potential Lunt unrest — opted not to take a quarterback in the 2013 class.

In today's college football landscape, one class without a quarterback can cause queasiness. Two classes with no QB, the blunt reality in the aftermath of Lunt's departure, is downright dangerous considering the threat of injury (something OSU knows all about), as well as how fickle those playing the position can be.

Quickly, however, the Cowboys are reloading.

First they secured a 2014 commitment from Mason Rudolph, beating LSU for the services of the South Carolina standout.

And now they've got a QB for the class of 2013, too: former Georgetown, Texas, standout Jake Hubenak, who comes to the Cowboys as a walk-on, albeit one with impressive prep credentials, like a 19-1 record as a starter, including a 15-1 mark last fall as a senior, when he threw for 4,108 yards and 48 touchdowns, with just eight interceptions. Hubenak, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, also led Georgetown to its first state title game appearance in the Class 4A Division I finals.

GoPokes.com confirmed this week that Hubenak is enrolled and on campus at OSU, boosting the team's depth at the position.

How significant is the addition of Hubenak, who didn't receive a single major college scholarship offer? Hard to say.

Still, those numbers suggest a quarterback who can fling it, joining an offense committed to flinging it frequently. Consider, too, that he was named All-Central Texas Player of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman. Hubenak's stock would have surely been higher, if not for a serious knee injury that cost him all but four games of his junior season, which is such an influential year in the evaluation process.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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