Driggers gets Army offer

One of Army's big defensive line targets hails from the Heart of Dixie in Brantley, Alabama. Taylor Driggers, 6-foot-2, 255-pound defensive end, received an offer from the Black Knights coaching staff in mid-summer. He currently hold a handful of Division 1 offers but thinks his playing style would be a "good fit" at West Point.

"Coach Holmes is who offered me in July," said Taylor Driggers. "He said he liked that I was a hard-nosed player who really gets after it. I lay it all on the line. Playing mean, nasty football in the trenches is my calling card."

Over the summer Driggers picked up additional offers from Georgia State and Troy after camps. He was also at a Scout.com camp in Leeds, Ala., Auburn, and UAB. Memphis has offered as well and Mississippi State is showing heavy interest. Driggers, however, is intrigued with Army and what going there would can for him in the long run.

"I'm looking hard at Army," Driggers stated. "I'm definitely hearing good stuff about the program. After I graduate and serve, I think I'd be set up well with a West Point education. I know not everybody's cut out for it. It will be tough and you have to be disciplined to go through it. I think if I decide to give it a go, it would help me in all areas life and in becoming a better man. It would give me the chance to play college football and help get me to where I want to be after college."

As a junior, Driggers had 89 tackles and 11 sacks for the Brantley Bulldogs in Alabama Class 1A. He's anxious to get his senior season underway with a Friday, August 31st game with Luverne and says it might be awhile before he's ready to make a final decision on college.

"I don't have a time frame," he said on making a commitment. "I'm going to weigh it out. I'd like to take all of my official visits to give every coach a chance to show me why I should go to their school. I'm only going to commit one time. I'm not going to be doing any flip-flopping afterwards."

Driggers is an excellent student. He reports a 3.4 GPA and 24 on the ACT. He's also a standout basketball player at Brantley playing center and power forward. This will be his third year as a starter at Brantley High School in Crenshaw County. He plays defensive end in a 33 defense and wears jersey No. 62.



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