Ohio Linebacker Holds Three

Massillon Washington is one of the more storied programs in Ohio, regularly turning out top football talent. One of the team leaders is senior Kentrell Taylor, and the fullback/linebacker holds three offers.

Massillon (OH) fullback/linebacker Kentrell Taylor has been a starter since his sophomore season, and the two-way athlete is looking forward to his senior year.

Taylor, 6-foot, 230-pounds, is the spiritual leader of the Tigers, and he rarely leaves the field. He is known as an extremely physical football player.

"I had a good junior season, but we didn't win as much as we should have, so I can't call it any better than that," Taylor stated. "I think I'm better defensive player, and I like playing linebacker the best. I play at fullback too, and I play the same style on both sides of the football."

"I'm trying to get better at everything right now, because I'm never going to be satisfied," he added. "You will always find more talented players than yourself, so I never want to have anyone out-work me. That's the strength of our team at Massillon."

With three offers to his credit, Taylor is attracting recruiting attention. He is also a top student in the classroom, which only increases his value.

"I have offers from Buffalo, Toledo and Kent State," he explained. "I don't know too much about Buffalo or Toledo, but I'm in the process of researching both schools. I've been to Kent State twice and I like it there. Coach (Darrell) Hazell is a great guy, and we get along really well."

"I'm also talking with Wisconsin, Northwestern, Michigan State, Purdue and Indiana," he added. "I'm carrying a 3.5 GPA, which the colleges all seem impressed with. I'd love to have any offer from a Big Ten school, and I'm interested in any of them that are interested in me."

As a junior, Taylor recorded 82 tackles, including five for loss. He also forced two fumbles and had two sacks from his middle linebacker spot.

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