Taylor, Henderson Shine at MVP Camp

MARIETTA -The relationship between Kurt Taylor and Jaquan Henderson is pretty special.

The Newton High School duo competed with their 7 on 7 team last week in Athens, and came out to compete in the MVP camp at Lassiter last Saturday. Taylor has stood out as a running back, while Henderson looks like a big time linebacker prospect for the 2017 class.

“Yeah we won a couple awards today (MVP camp). I think I competed very well. I trained hard for the camp and it showed today. It’s been a great experience and it has been fun running around here with my brother Kurt,” Henderson said.

Kurt Taylor won the award for the top running back, and Jaquan Henderson won the award for top underclassmen at the MVP camp. What’s even more impressive is that the duo led their Newton 7 on 7 team to the championship just a week before in Athens.

”Yeah we won the whole thing,” both said. “I know my brothers and we knew we could do it. Anything is possible. We just wanted to show Athens Newton County.” Henderson replied. Taylor told me “We work out hard Monday through Thursday and it’s all paying off.”

When you look at the two, you can tell that they are serious about their time in the weight room. Taylor said he can bench press “about 370”.

When we talked recruiting, Taylor told me the schools he has offers from include “Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Rutgers. Those are my top schools”. Henderson replied with “Kentucky, UCLA, and Indiana.” Both told me they have visited Kentucky, UCLA, and Indiana together.

These are two very talented young men who have the chance to be national recruits in the 2017 class. They compete hard on the field, but are very soft-spoken and humble off of the field. They use the word “brothers” multiple times when I talk to them. They even went as far to say that they will be attending the same school in college. I am expecting more offers to come for the 2017 Newton High school duo.

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