Taylor Takes in Cajuns' Campus

Chris Taylor, the 6-foot-2, 300-pound offensive lineman from 5A playoff club Zachary High School, took the ride from north of Baton Rouge to Lafayette for the Ragin' Cajuns' Junior Day.

Chris Taylor likes the New Orleans Bowl champ Ragin' Cajuns.

"It was good to see their scrimmage in person at the Junior Day," he said. "They're looking at me for offensive guard or center, but I'm playing offensive guard and defensive tackle this fall during my senior year.

"I've gotten handwritten letters from the Cajuns, which is nice. Coach Rebowe has stayed in touch and we've been building a relationship. Coach Hud (Mark Hudspeth) talked to me after the scrimmage. He said they're really interested in me."

Taylor gives credit where it's due.

"I see why they went to the bowl game," he said of the Cajuns. "They work hard. They're a good team that went to a good bowl.

"At first I wanted to get a scholarship out of state to play football in college, but now I'm seeing things a little differently."

What are the Cajuns saying in regard to a potential offer to Taylor?

"All the coaches are saying the same thing," said Taylor. "They're all saying they want to see me in person.

"This year, I've attended LSU's Junior Day, Alabama Junior Day and Mississippi State Junior Day. I went to Lafayette (for UL Junior Day) with two of teammates: Larry Cage (LB) and Corey Trinner (OL)."

Taylor has a 3.1 grade point average and a 21 on his ACT.

He's currently in the midst of track & field season at Zachary, a 5A program.

"I throw the shot put and discus," said Taylor.

Under excellent young head coach Neil Weiner, the Broncos went 7-4 and reached the 2011 playoffs where they were unseated by perennial powerhouse and recent state champ Acadiana in the first round.

Taylor reports interest from Mississippi State, McNeese (St.), LSU, Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns, Alabama and Southern.

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