Intro: Bishop Kenny's Moronkie Tapper

A true senior leader for his team, Moronkie Tapper has a name that just oozes football. The 5-11, 180 pound receiver at Jacksonville Bishop Kenny is ready for a big year with the Crusaders... for himself and his team. Tapper looks for his team to improve on last season where they won every regular season game and then came up short in the playoffs. He's also getting noticed by college scouts.

Watching Bishop Kenny there is no doubt that the strength of their team is the passing game. With super junior quarterback John Wolford and All-American receiver Ahmad Fulwood they have a nice 1-2 punch already. Moronkie Tapper adds another level to the offense as he not only can take the heat off of Fulwood in the passing game, he can certainly stretch the field and make plays from his slot receiver position.

Tapper plays both sides of the ball and isn't even sure where he would like to play on the field when he gets to college.

"The strength of the team is our passing game," Tapper told FOX Sports NEXT. "We also have a good defense and are basically good on both sides of the ball. I play receiver and safety. I like both sides of the ball and at the end of the day I just want to play football."

Tapper scored a touchdown against Orange Park in the kickoff classic last week. From his slot position he ran a slant and with his solid hands reeled in a bullet pass from Wolford making it look so easy. He has quickness to burn and he plays the game with intensity and a physicality you usually see from guys much bigger.

College coaches are taking notice and the offers may soon be coming for the speedster.

"I have interest from Troy University, FIU, Iowa, South Carolina and a bunch of other schools," he said. "Nobody has told me what position they want me at, they just like me as an athlete so far. FIU likes me as a defensive back. They like my quickness and I have pretty good coverage skills on the defensive side of the ball."

He spent some time this summer at college camps fine tuning his craft and came away with some things that he knows will help him.

"I went to camps at Wake Forest, Florida, USF, FIU, and Alabama," he said. "I learned to go hard every play. That play you take off, the other team might score."

Bishop Kenny head coach Mark Thorson talks highly of his senior two-way star.

"Moronkie is one of those kids that is the hardest worker in the weight room," Thorson said. "He's a kid that if you put a weight program on the board he will do an extra (rep) when you aren't looking. He has taken a step leadership wise this summer by leading by example."

And his attitude is contagious. He pushes everyone to be the best.

"We can go all the way," Tapper said of the Crusaders this season. "Last year we went undefeated and lost in the first round of the playoffs. We can definitely fix that and go all the way this season. We lost a couple of players, but got some guys to fill those spots. Our goal is to go all the way."

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