Taylor plans official to Tech

Brandon Taylor of Northshore HS is one of the top long snappers in the nation, and he's hopeful that Louisiana Tech will find a spot in its recruiting class for him.

"I went to the Rubio Long Snapping Nike Fall Camp in Roswell, Georgia, on December 12th," said Northshore HS senior Brandon Taylor, who was one of only nine long snappers recognized by Chris Rubio that day for excellent achievement.

"Coach (Jeff) Koontz is the Louisiana Tech recruiter for my area and I talk with him once a week. He wants me to come up to Ruston next month for an official visit, and I hope it works out to where they offer me a scholarship."

There's been a growing trend of college programs having a long snapper on scholarship. For example, Bryce Haynes -- Rubio's top-ranked snapper -- has offers from Notre Dame, Michigan State, Ohio State, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Utah State.

Moreover, USC signed a long snapper (Peter McBride) as a mid-term enrollee last week. Rubio's top seven prospects are all committed and and expected to receive full rides on the next level.

"Tech's coaches want to see more film from me," said Taylor. "They have the evaluation from Chris Rubio in which he said that I have more potential than most prospects, and that he expects me to get better physically.

"They (Tech) talk like they're going to offer me, but whether they will or not - I don't know. I hope they do. Tech's a solid program with a family environment that isn't far from home. I had the chance to attend the home games against Utah State and Nevada. My dad would be able to come watch me play at Tech."

At 6-foot-0, 250 pounds, Taylor also shined as an offensive and defensive lineman during his prep career.

"I started as a freshman at long snapper and then my sophomore and junior year, I also started on the O-line and D-line," he said. "I had 45 tackles and seven sacks this season."

Taylor is also receiving steady interest from Arkansas State and Central Arkansas.

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