Monacan QB Tyler Hensley (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Hensley prepares for final season
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Entering his junior season, Monacan quarterback Tyler Hensley (2021 6-1 195) was tasked with trying to replace “Stone Cold” Stone Snyder (VMI) who had led the Chiefs to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the regional semi-finals the year before. In his first and only season as the starter, Snyder wowed the 804 region with his impressive play. He threw for over 2,300 yards and 35 touchdowns. On the ground, he added and additional 1,300 yards and 10 scores.
Taking over for a guy like Snyder is not easy for anyone. However, Hensley held his own and made a smooth transition to starter last fall, leading the Chiefs to an 8-2 record and back to the playoffs. He threw for 1,572 yards (96-152), 17 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
Last Saturday, Hensley was on display at “The Clinic” with all the top quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs in the area. He has spent his entire offseason developing his skillset and his hard work was evident during 1 v 1 drills. On several occasions, Tyler dropped perfectly crafted deep bombs into the hands of his receivers, impressing all who were in attendance.
When asked about his offseason work with local quarterback guru Malcom Bell, Hensley stated, “He’s really helped my mechanics and everything in that sense. My throwing motion, my footwork, and everything like that. It’s really helped me become a better QB.”
Football is not set to begin until February, but in the meantime, Hensley plans on continuing to work with his receivers and other teammates in preparation for one final season in a Chiefs uniform. “I throw with my receivers a lot, about three or four days per week. We get out lineman out there and have little mini practices for right now.”
Hensley currently holds one offer from NAIA affiliate Benedictine College located in Atchison, Kansas. Recuruit804 will continue to monitor his recruitment as it progresses.
– Byron Jones