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BENNETT: Parkersburg High’s Bryson Singer impresses at Elite 11

Parkersburg’s Bryson Singer is definitely keeping busy and most assuredly got his name out there a little bit more this past weekend at the Elite 11 Regional, which took place Sunday at Brownsburg High School in Indianapolis.

Quarterbacks from across the country came to the sixth regional event to test their skills in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, the 20-yard shuttle and the kneeling power ball throw.

When it was all said and done, the current Big Red more than held his own.

In fact, he finished third at the regional behind Zachary High School’s (La.) Eli Holstein and Carmel High School’s (Indiana) Zach Osborne, both of whom have Division I offers.

Holstein’s combined total was 118.5 with Osborne finishing at 109.53 and Singer checking in at 104.43.

The most interesting fact for me when I was checking back through the five previous regionals in Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, Dallas and Philadelphia is that Singer would’ve won any other regional he was in.

“They’ve got two left, one in Nashville (on May 16) and one in Los Angeles (June 6),” noted Singer, who appears to be a near lock for the Elite 11 final camp this summer in San Diego. “It was pretty surprising when I looked at it, too. I had to double check three times, like wow, I’m third in the nation right now.”

Singer and his father along with Big Red wideout Carter King started their day at 10 a.m. and it didn’t end until after 3 p.m.

“It was a long day,” admitted Singer, who noted he wasn’t in the grouping with either Holstein or Osborne. “My combine score is what boosted me up. I won the power ball throw. I threw it like 42 feet. Me and the top kid (Holstein) actually tied for first.”

During his sophomore campaign for Big Red boss Mike Byus, Singer became the first QB in school history to both rush and pass for at least 1,000 yards in the same campaign.

Singer, who has put on a great deal of muscle since last year when he ran a 4.52 in the 40 at a Virginia combine, said he was clocked at 4.7 on Sunday.

“I guess I got a little slower,” quipped the Big Red.

Although Singer’s lone current official offer is from Alderson Broaddus, which came when he went to WVU’S spring game, he had previously drawn interest from the likes of Cincinnati, Akron and Marshall.

Now, the Mountaineers’ head coach Neal Brown has shown even more interest.

“West Virginia, they are probably one of my favorite schools I’d like to end up at,” admitted Singer, who added of playing at the next level “it doesn’t really matter to me (playing offense or defense) as long as I can see the field the fastest, honestly.”

Overall, the Big Red was more than grateful for the opportunity.

“Honestly, just like being there and seeing all these big commits and being able to represent my coaches, my school, coach Byus and all my friends and family, that was probably the best thing about that.”

Contact Jay Bennett at jbennett@newsandsentinel.com.

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