A running back who feels he has something to prove. A running back determined to show he's not too small for the Big XII. Kansas State has had some very special talents fitting that description over the years. Waco Midland's John Hubert could be next in line to shine for Bill Snyder's running attack.
1. What about Kansas State first caught your eye?
"The people. Not only at the university and the students, but out in the town. It reminds me of home a bit."
2. What was your deciding factor in committing to the Wildcats?
"Well, as we spoke during our first interview after my official visit, the speech Coach Snyder gave while I was there really made the decision for me."
To refresh our readers' minds, here's John's quote about the moment he knew KState was the place for him:
"We had a recruits meeting. Coach Snyder gave a small speech. He said things simply – We're going to change EVERYTHING here, and I need your help to do that. We're going to WIN here. And all of you are going to graduate." For Hubert, that was the moment. "I knew right then Kansas State was the right place."
3. What are three words that describe you as a person?
"Oh, I would have to say DETERMINED, first off. I'm determined in everything I do. HARDWORKNG would be my second word. And, lastly...FOCUSED. Yeah, I'd be happy if that's what was thought of me as a person."
4. What are three words that describe you as a football player?
"As a football player, I am a LEADER. Kansas State needs a running back right away, and I expect to lead in that and lead as a teammate. HEART would be good also. And my WORK ETHIC is something I take a lot of pride in. I'm bringing all of that to Kansas State."
5. What is your favorite thing to do on the football field?
"First downs! It's demoralizing to the other team. I just want to keep moving those sticks, you know. Keep driving the ball. And scoring points at the end."
6. What is your favorite thing to do off the field?
"Mostly chillin' with my friends. I'm pretty laid back with them. Bowling, too. I'm OK at that, but if I practiced I would be better. My father used to bowl a lot and was quite good. He had a pretty high average. So I enjoy bowling in my spare time."
7. If you don't go on to play in the NFL, what would you like to do?
"Well, I'm going to major in Business when I get up to Kansas State. If I don't go on to the NFL, I'd really like to start my own business. Maybe real estate or insurance...something like that that will provide a good life."
8. What are you most looking forward to in terms of playing for Kansas State?
"A Big XII Championship! Seriously. I want to win that with Kansas State. Next, I would have to say beating the rival schools...KU especially. And it would be great to beat Baylor a couple times. They're the local university here in Waco, so it would be really nice to beat them a few times. I really want to help put Kansas State back on the map and get us where we're supposed to be."
9. What do you feel will be your biggest challenge in moving from high school to college?
"The biggest challenge for any high school player, I think, is the speed of the game. It's just a completely different level. So that will be an adjustment and a challenge. The size and strength of the players is greater as well. So I will have to match that going forward."
10. Who is the one player on Kansas State's roster, or in your recruiting class, that you are most excited to be teammates with next season?
"While I was on my visit to Manhattan, Torell Miller was another recruit on that same weekend. We got along pretty well and I think it would be great to be teammates with him."