GIDEL: Mason Co. QB a true 'Sargent'

An unknown across the Bluegrass state, but a name that could become household as the summer turns to fall is Ty Sargent, from Mason County High School.

The 5-foot-10, 180 pound Sargent is a speed demon, famed for running consecutive camp low forty times at Ohio State (4.4) and Marshall (4.38) as a sophomore. The rising senior has shown he can play a number of positions at the next level, despite recovering from a season ending injury that saw him play in limited action a year ago.

"I actually got injured in second game, but I played my first game of the year and had 8 tackles," Sargent said, "I had 1 interception and nearly returned 2 touchdowns on special teams."

The Maysville (Ky.) native has already proven he's fully recovered from his injury a year ago, running a 4.45 at a recent combine while lining up at cornerback, strong safety, cornerback, wide receiver and running back during spring drills.

"My coach put me down as an athlete because I can play all over the field," Sargent said. "I'm gonna play quarterback and defensive back this year. Coach wants me to go both ways because he says he can't afford to have me out (of the game)."

Sargent excels off the field as well, sporting a 4.0 GPA, as well as a 22 on his ACT. His reported bench is at 250 pounds, with his squat at or around 365. With his success off the field, college coaches have inquired about looking into a possible academic scholarship for Ty, should he decide to walk-on.

"I don't have any D-1 offers yet," Sargent said, "but I've gotten an offer from a small college in Kansas already. Cincinnati has called and they've talked with my coach about me coming up to visit. Marshall always calls to keep up. I'd love a chance to stay close to home at Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall or West Virginia."

According to Sargent's coach at Mason County, Sargent would be an athlete worth taking a chance.

"Ty is a solid student-athlete with strong academics," Mason Co. coach Dave Buchanan said. "He plays quarterback due to our team needs. He is a dual threat guy, who can beat you running or passing the ball. He's played some wide receiver as an underclassman, but has some real game on defense. He's just a super cover-corner and a big hitter as a strong safety-roverback."

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