2022 QB BJ Higgins keeps pushing hard for success | Youth1

2022 QB BJ Higgins keeps pushing hard for success

Frisco, Texas’ BJ Higgins has had a busy springtime since he was named a part of Youth1’s Freshman450, but he doesn’t mind one bit.

“Since being picked, I have been training nonstop,” he said. “I am working on being an overall athlete in all areas. I continually work on my footwork as well as my overall speed. My goal is to set high but realistic goals that I could achieve.”

The 2022 athlete, who is now 5'11" and 170 lbs., is the varsity quarterback for the First Baptist Academy in Dallas last season after a 2017 record-breaking season for the Scroggins Middle School Seahawks (highest passing yards and touchdowns). 

He's a consistent playmaker who is comfortable running the offense under the center or in the shotgun. He has a strong and highly accurate arm that connects with receivers on short and long passes. He’s also unafraid to step up in the pocket and uses his speed to keep a play alive and take off running when needed. Check out his Twitter page for additional highlights, which include throwing a touchdown for Team USA at the International Bowl.

The talented QB has will attend a number of prestigious camps this summer, which include the Elite 11 QB Academy in Tennessee and the invitation-only University of Texas QB Academy. As for accolades, he was named a Top Prospect 2022 QB, Top QB Texas—Can’t Miss Sports as well as being named to Youth1’s Elite101.

Higgins will be playing again for First Baptist Academy this fall, and he can’t wait.

“I expect to play a big role in the team’s success,” he said. “I’m surrounded with very good coaches that are committed to getting our team better. I’m excited about the upcoming season. Keep your eye on @fba_sports.” 

Higgins models himself after another fast, mobile QB who is a playmaker—the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, and it’s not just because of his on-field dynamics.

“He keeps God first, family and then his team,” he explained. “He continues to work hard at this craft. And I like the fact that he does a lot of charitable work within the community.”

As for the future, Higgins said, “My long-term goal is to use football as a way to get a good education. I want to continue to get better each day and grow as a student athlete. My goal is to play at the next level.”

This fall, he’ll continue to keep up his 3.9 GPA. Working hard at school and sports isn’t easy, but Higgins credits his mother and father for encouraging him.

“My parents have been my biggest inspiration,” he noted. “They continue to push me to be the best that I can be at all times. Both my dad and mom want the best for me as a student and as an athlete.”

For now, the Freshman 450 honoree knows that he has to continue pushing to be the best he can be.

Preparation will be the key to my success,” he said. “I will continue to work with all of my coaches at the school as well as my personal trainers for QB [skills], footwork drills and speed. These will always be the keys to my success both now and in the future.”

If Higgins continues his hard work, his future is looking bright.

 

Check out Higgins' Youth1 Player Profile -> here.

View his Freshman season highlights below.

Article written by Tom Warnick.

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