Over the weekend, the Aggies added a late JUCO addition to a big area of need. Blinn C.C. standout Jake Hubenak picked the Aggies over Florida and gave Texas A&M its 3rd scholarship quarterback. His announcement via twitter comes on the heels of Kyler Murray announcing that he will forgo the MLB Draft.
Jake, a lifelong Aggie fan, had a very impressive first year for the Blinn Buccaneers. Over the course of the 2014 season, Hubenak threw 47 touchdown passes and amassed 4,052 yards….in only 8 games played. Needless to say, the pro-style quarterback can sling it.
In less than a week, the Aggies have gone from one scholarship quarterback in Kyle Allen to three scholarship quarterbacks with Murray and Hubenak officially joining the fold. The increase in depth at football’s most important position has allowed Aggie fans everywhere to let out a collective sigh of relief.
Furthermore, the addition of Hubenak could also allow the coaching staff to redshirt Kyler if needed. As it stands, Kyle Allen is the presumed starter with 4 years to play 3. Should Allen have successful sophomore and junior years, he could choose to forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. With Hubenak having 3 years to play 3, he will not have the opportunity to redshirt. This leaves us with Kyler Murray.
Should the coaches want separation between sophomore Kyle Allen and freshman Kyler Murray, the sensible choice would be to redshirt him. Hubenak gives the Aggies a solid backup during the 2015 season and Kyler could have the chance to ease into meaningful game reps and eventually the starting position.
Whatever the case, Texas A&M now has 3 very capable signal callers and a very bright future at the quarterback position.