Robinson QB Steven Hugney (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Steven Hugney Wins Quarterback MVP At Clash of the Titans
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Robinson senior Steven Hugney recently participated in the Clash of the Titans camp and took home some hardware. He won MVP for the quarterback position and also garnered some attention as well. Since winning the award, he has doubled his scholarship offers, going from two to four. He picked up offers from Catholic University and Shenandoah University in the past two weeks, as well as Hampden-Sydney College, and Bridgewater College.
Steven talked about how good it felt to stand out among some of the great talent at the position. He says, “It feels amazing to have come out here, competed, and stood out today among the quarterbacks here. It means a lot to have stood out with the 40 guys we had here today and to make it to the showdown.”
Steven has been working out tirelessly in the off-season to not only stay active, but to improve as well. He emphasizes the importance of staying engaged and being hard on himself when working out and trying to improve. “I have been going to the field just about everyday, trying to get my throws better. I’ve been going to lift, throw everyday, just eating better, trying to gain weight because I have always been a skinny kid. This off-season has been so good for me,” Steven details.
One of the most intricate parts of being a quarterback is being a student of the game, and expanding one’s knowledge of the sport. He explains, “I think it is a huge deal to learn about the game. You have to understand your plays, reads, and the offense as a whole.” In other words, Steven thinks a quarterback needs to be a sponge for information. He aspires to become not only a student, but the best student, trying to prove to every one that he is the best and brightest at his position. Steven is also one the closest eyes and ears of the coaching staff to the field.
“If a team’s QB doesn’t have good communication to and from the coaching staff, it will make a team crumble. That sort of thing can really make or break a team, and I like to think that it is one of my strengths,” Steven elaborates. Additionally, Steven says that his work ethic truly is the separating factor between him and other quarterbacks. “I know that everyone says that they work hard, but I truly work hardest. I know that it will propel me to great heights,” he says.
Steven Hugney has seen his status among recruiters in the Northern Virginia area improve after winning the MVP award. He is hoping that it continues and all his hard work pays off in a big way. He knows he still has room to improve, but also knows that he will have a bright future if he keeps working hard.
– Marc Goldstein