Sherman senior quarterback Blaise Bentsen announced his commitment to play for Houston Baptist University on Thursday night.
“First and foremost, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me to be in the position I am in today. My goal from day one of playing football has been to compete at the Division 1 level and I am unbelievably thankful for all the opportunities I have received from various coaches and schools to achieve this dream,” Bentsen wrote on Twitter. “With that being said I am blessed and excited to announce my commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at Houston Baptist University!”
Bentsen, who can sign with the Division I FCS program on February 6, threw for 1,351 yards and nine touchdowns and ran for 449 yards and nine touchdowns in leading the Bearcats to a second straight playoff appearance. Bentsen was an honorable mention all-district selection.
He chose Houston Baptist over offers from Air Force, Bucknell, Fordham, Holy Cross, Northern Arizona and UTEP.
“My parents have provided constant support throughout not only my whole athletic career my whole life and cannot thank them enough for making me into the man I am today. I would also like to thank Coach Martinez, Coach Thompson and all the other coaches that had an impact on me and for all they’ve done during my time at Sherman High and throughout this process,” Bentsen wrote. “Finally I would like to thank my teammates, family and friends who have been a part of this journey and supported me along the way.”
As a junior he threw for 1,677 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for 530 yards and five scores as a junior, when he was a second-team all-district selection and Sherman made the playoffs for the first time in five seasons.
Bentsen, who is ranked a composite three-star by 247Sports and as the 100th best pro-style QB and the 352nd best Texas prospect in the Class of 2019, started his career at Texoma Christian and his sophomore season was the program’s first varsity campaign. He threw for 1,441 yards and 14 touchdowns and ran for 381 yards and six TDs before transferring to Sherman.