STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: All Guns Blazing — Pair of gridiron gunslingers firm up college decisions

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, October 23, 2020, 12:24 am

Two of the best quarterback prospects in the state were pulled off the board last week, with Ithaca’s Brady Hessbrook committing to Wayne State and New Boston Huron’s Austin Myers committing to Indiana Wesleyan. 

Hessbrook (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) is a four-year starter at Ithaca for his father, Hall of Famer Terry Hessbrook, who has headed the Yellowjackets program for the past two decades. This fall, the younger Hessbrook has thrown 19 touchdowns against only 1 pick for a 5-0 Ithaca club. As a junior in 2019, he amassed more than 1,000 yards both passing and rushing.

Wayne State is getting tremendous value in Hessbrook. His RPO IQ is off the charts and is perfectly suited for success in the GLIAC.

Myers (6-4, 205) has been battling the injury bug this season. Last year, he threw for 1,350 yards and 13 touchdowns. Indiana Wesleyan started playing college football in 2018 out of the NAIA and has finished above the .500 mark in its first two campaigns.

“From a recruiting perspective, Austin has a huge upside,” local quarterback guru Donovan Dooley of QBU said. “The kid’s gutsy and has a winner’s mentality. He’s a natural mechanics wise and has a very smooth release.”