Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder issued a warning yesterday to anyone who thinks Bryce Brown is the slam-dunk pick to be named starting running back when fall training camp comes to an end.
John Hubert, a 5-foot-7 sophomore from Waco, Texas, could also win the job.
“He’s being competitive for the No. 1 spot,” Snyder said of Hubert. “It’s not as though the depth chart is set and he’s out of the picture and comes in to slow it down or speed it up, whatever the case may be. He’s being competitive for it.”
Brown, a former high school All-American and Tennessee transfer, boasts a 6-foot, 220-pound frame and is expected to ultimately be K-State’s top ball-carrier next season. But it is interesting that he is being pushed during spring practices.
Hubert appeared in seven games last season and rushed for 30 yards on 12 carries. He is known as a small, elusive runner, and one of the top high school players (at least statistically) to come out of Texas in 2008. As a senior, he rushed for a whopping 2,853 yards and 41 touchdowns.