Bishop Sullivan QB Colt Minson (Photo: Mike Caudill/recruit757)
CPAC Report: Bishop Sullivan QB Colt Minson is prepared to lead the Crusaders
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Everyone isn’t always afforded the luxury of sitting behind a proven veteran at the quarterback position and waiting their turn to finally make an impact for their team. For Bishop Sullivan quarterback Colt Minson, he was afforded that particular opportunity. Minson enrolled at Bishop Sullivan after his eighth grade season, reclassed, and got the chance to sit behind a blossoming Power Five quarterback in Tyler Desue (2018 QB 6-2 210).
Desue made the decision to commit to the University of Maryland in April of 2017 and hasn’t looked back. Some questioned the decision of DeSue commit to College Park, but Coach Durkin continues to be impressed with the competitiveness and toughness exuding from DeSue.
While DeSue got the chance to compete early due to becoming an early enrollee and due to injury concerns with Maryland’s quarterbacks, Colt Minson has done everything in his path to ready himself for a position that is his to lose. The Crusader made an appearance at the recruit757 College Assessment Prospect Camp on Saturday which was located at Norfolk Christian School. Minson has been a regular since his final year at Lynnhaven Middle School and he stood out in the quarterbacks group.
“I came out here today to get some work in this morning and try to get better. If you have an opportunity to work on your game and get better why not get out here,” Minson stated.
This off-season, Minson (2021 QB 6-0 185) has done a remarkable job of being a consistent face on the football field that starts undoubtedly early for the Crusaders throughout each week. Bishop Sullivan is typically up at 6:00 a.m. going through ferocious weightlifting and cardio sessions that keeps them determined on their goals at hand. The Crusaders have played a schedule that warrants extreme recognition with the likes of American Heritage, Colquitt County and IMG Academy on the docket. Last season Bishop Sullivan finished with a record of 6-5 because of key injuries and a schedule that had no cupcakes.
The goal moving forward for Minson is to continue to hone the craft that’s gotten him recognized thus far. Sitting behind Tyler DeSue for the last two seasons has made it so there’s no rush towards his evolvement in the recruiting process. He hasn’t had the desired game time to get the looks needed from collegiate programs, but all that’s about to change come August of this year.
College coaches took note of him at Bishop Sullivan’s recent College Workout Day.
“I’m just ready to get back out on the football field and play. For the last two seasons I’ve sat behind Tyler Desue and he’s honestly taught me a lot about the game. I’m just ready to put it all out there,” Minson said.
– Brandon Mitchell