Hensley threw for 1,108 yards as a sophomore under former coach Willis May.
"He's got a cannon for an arm. He still does," Taylor said. "Obviously, when Austin's here, he'll be our quarterback, but I don't want him changing his schedule and everything to get to a 7-on-7 when he's doing other things."
Hensley, also a standout on the Hurricane baseball team, spends much of the summer attending showcases for that sport, which many consider his likely sport of choice for collegiate purposes.
Taylor said that when he is absent from spring workouts, junior backup quarterback Dylan Tinsley will direct the offense.
Senior utility back Zach Pate also returns to the lineup and will serve as one of Hurricane's primary offensive weapons through the summer and fall. Pate ran for 700 yards and caught 51 passes for 644 yards a year ago.
The team's second-leading rusher in 2012, Steven Handley, must be granted a waiver in order to play his senior season, Taylor said.
"He's 19, so we've appealed to get him another year to play," Taylor said. "It's a complicated rule. If you turn 19 August 9th you can play but if you turn 19 in the summer it's somehow a big deal.
"I get it: they don't want 19-year-olds playing against 14-year-olds, and that makes sense. But if you're 14 and are big enough to be playing in a varsity game I don't know if it really matters."
The Redskins have traditionally opened the regular season against Winfield and closed it against Cabell Midland. Neither rival is in its traditional schedule slot in 2013. Hurricane will open the season on Aug. 30 at home against Huntington.
The Redskins' final game, on Nov. 8, will be at Spring Valley.
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