Interest snowballing for QB Jake Waters 

October, 3, 2012
Bill O'BrienMatthew O'Haren/Icon SMIWhen PSU quarterback Paul Jones (above) left the team, it opened Jake Waters' eyes.

Junior college quarterback Jake Waters (Council Bluffs, Iowa/Iowa Western C.C.) never gave up hope.

When he graduated alongside 43 other students from a private high school, he didn't hold a single offer -- FBS or FCS -- so he headed down the road to the local community college. After a medical redshirt and one season under his belt, he earned an offer from top-ranked FCS school North Dakota State.