Long Snapper to the SEC?

Northshore (Slidell, La.) long snapper Brandon Taylor holds one scholarship offer and he's on the verge of receiving more...which programs are recruiting him?

Brandon Taylor has been offered a full ride from The Citadel, but he's entertaining thoughts of accepting a preferred walk-on position at Arkansas.

"I just got off the phone with Coach (John L.) Smith from the University of Arkansas and he said my snappings are pretty darn good," said Taylor, a senior from Northshore High School. "He offered me as a preferred walk-on with the chance to win the snapping job as a freshman.

"I'm also waiting to hear from Arkansas State. Their coaches are waiting to talk with Chris Rubio to get his recommendation on me. They've talked about offering a scholarship."

Several days ago, Taylor participated in the 9th Annual National Kicking and Snapping Event that is overseen by Rubio, a long-snapping guru.

"It was held at UNLV and Chris Rubio said that I did very well," Taylor recalled. "He said I've become more explosive and that I showed darn-near perfect form; that I'm getting better every time he sees me."

Taylor went on to discuss his offer from The Citadel.

"I'm still talking to them," he said. "That offer was like someone taking a weight off my shoulders. I like them and I've looked into their program. I'm going to (eventually) make a decision on what's best for me. The Citadel is telling me that I can be snapping for them on the very first play of the (2011) season."


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