WVU Recruit Wins State's Top Honor

West Virginia verbal commitment Nate Sowers has won his home state's top scholastic football honor.

Nathan Sowers, who led his Martinsburg high team back to the state championship game this year, won the Kennedy Award in a close contest. He edged out Morgantown High's Spencer Farley for the honor.

Sowers was a multi-purpose threat at quarterback, throwing for 2,611 yards and 26 touchdowns, and adding another 1,208 yards and 16 scores on the ground. He also had a touchdown reception.

For his career, Sowers passed for 8,515 yards and 113 touchdowns, while rushing for 2,427 yards and 38 scores. He was also named a first-team all-state selection for the third consecutive year. He co-captained this year's team along with Farley.

Sowers, win continues a string of dominance from Berkeley County for the Kennedy. He follows Frank Aliveto, Todd Mosby and Brandon Barrett (twice) as winners of the award. All of those players signed with WVU out of high school.

Sowers was just as strong defensively, where he had 120 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles.

The Kennedy Award is voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

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