NAME: Tyson Bagent
HOMETOWN: Martinsburg, WV
HIGH SCHOOL: Martinsburg
GAMES WATCHED: Edinboro, California (PA), Kutztown, West Chester, Bloomsburg, Indiana (PA), New Haven, Slippery Rock, Indiana (PA), Colorado Mines
- 2018 (10 games): 253-387 passing (65%) for 3,029 yards, 29 TDs, and 13 INT; 61 carries for 6 yards (0.1 per carry) and 3 TDs.
- 2019 (12 games): 343-483 passing (71%) for 4,349 yards, 36 TDs, and 13 INT; 37 carries for 37 yards (1.0 per carry) and 1 TD.
- 2020 (1 game): 13-19 passing (68%) for 76 yards and 1 INT; 1 carry for -10 yards (-10.0 per carry).
- 2021 (15 games): 391-579 passing (68%) for 5,000 yards, 53 TDs, and 13 INT; 46 carries for 75 yards (1.6 per carry) and 3 TDs.
- 2022 (15 games): 400-572 passing (70%) for 4,580 yards, 41 TDs, and 8 INT; 79 carries for 71 yards (0.9 per carry) and 5 TDs.
Former West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year who attended Shepherd after not receiving offers from local universities coming out of high school. Grew up using Shepherd’s facilities for youth sports and attended church with Rams head coach Ernie McCook. 2021 Harlon Hill Trophy winner and holder of nearly every school record for the Rams. Briefly entered the portal after 2021 and was set to attend Maryland until credit-hour discrepancies prevented a grad transfer. Father is an all-time great in professional arm wrestling with 28 world championships, 17 left-handed and 11 right.
- Arm Talent: 45 (Fringe Average)
- Accuracy: 60 (Above Average)
- Out of Structure: 30 (Poor)
- Pocket Presence: 45 (Fringe Average)
- Decision Making: 50 (Average)
- Mechanics: 60 (Above Average)
- Touch/Placement: 45 (Fringe Average)
- Progressions: 55 (Above Average)
- Mobility: 40 (Below Average)
- Size/Frame: 50 (Average)
- Red Flags: 8.5/10 – 1.5 point demerit for level of competition
- Ceiling: 45 (Fringe Average)
Profiles as a long-careered QB due to mental acuity; processing has been described as “better than any player” head coach Ernie McCook has been around. RPO-heavy system doesn’t showcase ability as much but occasionally will survey full field and make long-developing reads. Displays above average knowledge of leverage and delivers on back shoulder throws routinely. Deep accuracy is hit or miss but usually overthrown. Arm strength isn’t phenomenal but has ample ability to drive the ball to the sideline on out breakers. Decision making tends to falter mostly over the middle, tries to fit throws into tighter windows than reasonable because of one read calls. Doesn’t handle pressure well due to poor functional mobility; can make a play with his legs every now and then but frequently is taken down when the rush comes. Not a natural creator outside structure because receivers are often open enough. Has room to add some bulk to absorb more hits in the NFL.
One thought on “Tyson Bagent Scouting Report”
Bagent is a decent prospect and your report is accurate but I’m not sure how he became the lower-level QB du jour this year. Having watched a decent amount of several D2 QB prospects, I think he is no better than the 3rd best of the lot and he’s a lot closer to the 4th than the 2nd. It’s a banner year for D2 QB talent. Connor Degenhart, Kory Curtis, Turner Pullen, Henry Ogala… really talented group.