New Wave Of Cowboys Check In

Jake Hubenak

It's been confirmed by a parent of one of the new Oklahoma State Cowboys that a few more new players have checked in for orientation and are ready to start the second semester of summer school. They also will begin participating in a brief strength and conditioning cycle with Rob Glass and his staff.

Reporting for duty and joining the other freshmen and newcomers that came in for the first semester of summer school are kicker Ben Grogan out of Arlington (Martin), Texas; defensive tackle Ben Hughes out of Waco (University), Texas; deep snapper Kaleb Smith out of Fort Worth (All Saints Episcopal), Texas, and quarterback Jake Hubenak out of Georgetown, Texas.

The latter two are both walk-ons but they are highly valued walk-ons that figure to contribute.

The concern at this point is that Snow Community College (Utah) defensive tackle Ofa Hautau is not in yet. Hautau needs to complete his junior college work to graduate in order to complete the transfer. I'm pretty sure the coaching staff is aware of where he is in that process.

The 6-1, 175-pound Grogan is very important as he is expected to compete for the kicking job this season based on his tremendous success in high school.

Hubenak really helps in that he comes in as there was no quarterbacks signed in the 2013 recruiting class. He missed all but four games of his junior season with a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee and his recruiting attention dropped.

However, the 6-3, 200-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 and his dad, the Guyer head coach John Walsh.

Hubanek was 18-1 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 seven touchdowns on 115 carries.

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

As far as we can tell the Cowboys have all of their recruits in except for Hautau.

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