Friday night lights across the state of West Virginia present an opportunity for young football players to showcase their skills on the gridiron. The Mountain State has its fair share of Division one prospects, some known and some flying under the radar.
Under the radar certainly describes Martinsburg High quarterback Tyson Bagent. The signal caller led his team to the playoffs this past fall as a sophomore and it only takes a few seconds of watching his highlight reel to realize this kid can ball.
Bagent possesses the ability to stand tall in the pocket and deliver passes, make proper reads, buy time for his receivers, and shows tremendous arm strength. He will be a junior this year and wants to ensure the momentum from last year continues this fall.
“We lost only eight people last year, so all in all our team has gotten a lot stronger. “We want to get the run game going a little more this year.”
The Martinsburg High football program has a rich history of winning state titles. Since 2000, the school has been a runner-up on four different occasions and has won a state record four consecutive state titles from 2010-2013. Bagent has high hopes Martinsburg could put another state title in the trophy case this fall.
“I think we got what it takes to win the state championship this year.”
As it stands, Bagent has no official offers, but has showcased his skill set at different camps in several states. The talented player won top quarterback recently at an Ohio State camp. Sixty quarterbacks competed, and only one came out on top, Tyson Bagent.
“It’s definitely a confidence booster. I put a lot of work into what I do.”
Bagent is currently in Morgantown taking part in the 7 on 7 tournament camp at WVU. With his skill set, quarterback IQ, and confidence, he should get noticed early and often, and this in state prospect could quickly go from under the radar to in the spotlight.
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