@hisle_justin (Justin Hisle) from @eastjagsFB is finding is way… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

Quarterback is not an easy position to play as a freshman. Of all the posts where a freshman may find himself slotted, QB has got to be among the very toughest of nuts to crack.

Justin Hisle found himself squarely in the saddle in ’21, his freshman campaign. For nine weeks, he becomes the man.

The offense was his to captain. He became the guy whose job it was to “pull the trigger.” That is tremendous pressure for any young player.

How did he do? Well, under the circumstances, we feel he showed tremendous promise.

Hisle completed 69 of his 152-passing attempts for nearly 1,000-yards (921) with 7-TD passes. He threw 10-picks, a number with which he was far from satisfied but a number which did evidence a certain courage in the line of fire to deliver the football into spots even he wasn’t mature enough to complete.

That will change. The wonderment of youth eventually gives way to both age and experience. The lessons that youthful engagement summon often stay behind.

Hisle showed some mobility. He rushed the ball 83-times from scrimmage and gained 180-yards, scoring a rushing TD, and finishing 5th on the team in offensive scoring. Rushing stats from a QB can be misleading. Sacks get subtracted from the overall total and a QB getting sacked isn’t completely the QB’s fault.

Histle is 6-0 and weighs 185 pounds, putting him on track, frame wise, depending on how he finishes physically to play football at a very high level. He has also impressed coaches outside of Coach Bowlin for whom he plays in the 5A classification’s 7th-district.

Hisle was selected a National Undergraduate Combine All-American. This means he combines very well, speaking well about the prospect’s speed, mechanics, and overall athleticism.

Right now, entering his sophomore season next Fall, this is a player still finding his way. God help the Jags’ opponents should he ever discover the right path.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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