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33 DAYS TO KICKOFF: John Hubert

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#33 John Hubert
Redshirt Sophomore
5-7 | 185
Waco, Texas

Bio

Position: Running Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

John Hubert (b. Feb. 24, 1991) might be the forgotten man of the running back competition, which is remarkable when you consider that the way things stand coming out of spring, he very well could be the starter 33 days from now.

Somewhere between the as-yet-unfulfilled hype of Bryce Brown and the electric potential of DeMarcus Robinson, there is the man who broke LaDainian Tomlinson's single-season rushing record in Waco high school football.

Anyone who watched Hubert's recruiting videos in 2009 knew Bill Snyder found a steal. All Hubert does in those videos is break long touchdown run after long touchdown run. He has deceptive speed and endless tenacity.

The lack of hype entering the season might be somewhat deserved, considering Hubert lost several key fumbles at inopportune times in 2010 during his rare forays onto the field.

But I'm here to tell you to put all that aside. Even if Brown beats him out for the starter's role as we all expect, Hubert's going to get at least as many carries as William Powell did last year, if not more.

And some of them will be long touchdown runs, like the ones his cousin, Perrish Cox, oft scored for Oklahoma State.