Quarterback Bryson Martin of Tampa, Fla., showed why he was a named to the Youth1 Freshman450. Last season, he started for the H.B. Plant High School Panthers JV team and led them to a 5-1 record. He was awarded the team’s offensive MVP and was then called up to the varsity squad for the rest of their season.
Martin has since grown to 6’1” and 185 lbs., and he has been working harder than ever to improve himself.
“I started lifting and getting stronger,” he said. “I am focused on using my body to power through throws, and not just my arm strength, [and] learning our offensive system and opponents’ defenses by studying film weekly.”
This upcoming season, Martin is slated be the backup to Panthers senior QB Tucker Gleason, who announced in March that he has committed to Georgia Tech and play for the Yellow Jackets.
“I am currently learning [from him],” he said. “I support my teammates and contribute when called upon.”
As for the foreseeable future, Martin said, “I want to earn the starting QB position at Plant [for] my junior and senior seasons.”
Judging by his JV film, Martin should surely be the starter by then―he has a cannon arm and makes the big throws, connecting with his receivers for huge gains or scores. And, his spring 2019 highlight film, displays his accuracy―throwing a 10-15 yard out pattern looks simple, but it’s never easy. However, Martin makes the difficult throws with force, threading the needle and connecting with his receivers. In addition, he uses his pocket awareness to scan the field, and his peed enables him to roll out and keep plays alive, just like the player he models himself after, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.
“I like the way he makes something out of nothing when he plays,” Martin noted. With another year under his belt, Martin is more than likely to be a dangerous QB.
The 2022 athlete’s talent has been noticed as far back as 2015, when he earned first place at the 2015 Bucs Cannon Fire camp, grades 6-8; he placed sixth and then third in the National Football Academy Duel from 2015-16; played in the FBU National Championship for Team Tampa; and named to Youth1’s Elite101, as well as the Freshman450.
In addition to his offseason preparation, Martin plans to “spend as much time with our team as possible,” he said.
His biggest inspiration has been his dad. “He always works hard and still has fun,” Martin noted.
For more on Bryson Martin, check out his Youth1 Media Profile -> here.
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Article written by Tom Warnick.
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