Who says you have to have a QB play QB?
Hagan Harrison is a 6’2″, 200-pound, brick crap-house who plays QB for Madison Central but is being recruited as an “Athlete.” Why is he being recruited as an “Athlete?” Perhaps because he is among the finest athletes across Kentucky playing high school athletics today. Yeah, that seems like reason enough to me.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball’s Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member
Hagan Wiley Harrison is not your typical high school QB. His drop back, motion, release point, and pretty much everything he does in the post is unconventional by quarterbacking standards. He’s also, perhaps, the best athlete on the entire Indians’ roster and even that is unconventional for most high school QBs.
His head football coach, Mike Holcomb, likes having athletic quarterbacks igniting the offense for him. Remember Justin Haddix at Breathitt before he matriculated to WKU and became one of the Hilltoppers all-timers at the QB-position? Sure Haddix could spin it; but he was dangerous with his feet outside the tackle box and gained plenty of rushing yards when the pocket collapsed and Haddix was forced to just kind of “wing it.”
Harrison is different from Justin Haddix. However, old Coach Holcomb like the production he got from the ’23 prospect a year ago in finishing 10-4 and anticipates even more production and better play from his rising senior QB this coming season.
Now we picked the Indians to win the crown this year in Kentucky 6A. Holcomb may never again speak to us. We are sure he didn’t much appreciate our fixing a target on his back heading into a season opener with LCA in the Roy Kidd Bowl. Sorry Holc, we call it like we see it brother.
Yet Coach Holcomb has some tremendous weapons returning. We have overheard Holcomb believes he will have a competitive team upcoming this Fall too.
Harrison is just one reason why. Harrison is 6’2″ and weighs a solidly put together 200-pounds. The QB/ATH also plays PG/SG on the hardwood.
In ’21, Harrison threw for 655-yards and 4-scores and gained another 499-yards on the ground with 4-rushing TDs. These numbers aren’t terrific, but the 10-4 was pretty slick turning around a 1-8 from the ’20 season and the 1-10 posted in ’19.
Make no mistake, however; a team can do a lot of things with an athlete like Hagan Harrison under or behind center. What will the Indians do with him so slotted in ’22? We believe win a 6A Championship!
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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