Look on the bright side, Texas A&M fans.

You now have an opportunity to get to know Jake Hubenak, who has by default become the Aggies starting quarterback heading into the Music City Bowl matchup with Louisville and quite possibly into next season.

There is plenty of reason for the Aggie faithful to be concerned with whatever prompted two former five-star quarterback recruits, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray, to leave the team within a week (not to mention another former five-star Kenny Hill after last season and multiple de-commitments last week). Then there’s the fact depth at quarterback is now nonexistent, as Hubenak is the only scholarship quarterback on the Texas A&M roster.

But perhaps A&M fans don’t need to be too worried about Hubenak himself taking over the job.

Every time Hubenak has had an opportunity for significant playing time he’s been highly successful. He’s never gotten a shot at the SEC level, but there’s a long list of former Texas high school stars as well as junior college studs who have gone on to become great college quarterbacks, and Hubenak fits into both categories.

As a prep star at Georgetown High School in the Austin suburbs, Hubenak went 19-1 as a starter in two seasons and earned Class 4A Player of the Year honors. But his junior season, a huge one for prospective football recruits, was cut short by injury. Despite a great senior season, he was rated as a two-star prospect and failed to receive a scholarship offer from the most prominent programs in the Lone Star State.

That led to a brief stint as a walk-on at Oklahoma State before he transferred to Blinn College. It was there that he destroyed JUCO defenses and became arguably the best junior college quarterback in the country. Last season at Blinn he completed 65 percent of his passes for 4,052 yards and 47 touchdowns with just nine interceptions. Those stats led to interest from Texas, LSU and others before he chose the Aggies.

He exited fall camp behind both Allen and Murray on the A&M depth chart and played in five games, completing 12 of 27 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown. Those numbers aren’t a lot to get excited about, but they also don’t represent a significant sample size on which to judge Hubenak.

Perhaps given a real opportunity to play at the Division I level Hubenak could be able to replicate the success he’s had in his other stints as a starter. Beyond what he’s shown on the field, he also has a reputation for being extremely coachable and willing to do whatever is needed for the team, qualities the Aggies could use right now.

And maybe being forced to stick with a quarterback isn’t the worst thing for Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin given how the post-Johnny Manziel era has gone for the Aggies.

One thing is certain, as the only scholarship quarterback left on the roster, Hubenak shouldn’t feel the need to look over his shoulder as he takes the field against the Cardinals.