Taylor Impressed With Ragin' Cajuns

One of the names that has flown under the radar this year is Water Valley RT Taylor Edwards (6'4.5" 285lbs). Taylor has started to hear from several schools around the southeast and has enjoyed the spike in his recruitment. One of those schools is Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns.

One of the names that has flown under the radar this year is Water Valley RT Taylor Edwards (6'4.5" 285lbs). Taylor has started to hear from several schools around the southeast and has enjoyed the spike in his recruitment. One of those schools is Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns. Taylor recently attended Junior Day at Louisiana and came away with a good first impression.

"I liked the campus and the stadium. I liked the weight room and the locker room was really nice. I really liked the warm ups that the players were doing. I watched about half of the scrimmage and really liked what I saw. I was really impressed with the coaching staff. Louisiana couldn't be in better hands. I really liked the coaching staff a lot."

Taylor has been hearing from three schools as of late and reports he has no early leaders. He is still trying to plan his trips this summer and is pretty open to anyone who wants to have him showcase his skills.

"I'm hearing from Louisiana, Memphis, and Southeast Louisiana. I'm planning on taking my recruitment slow and seeing how it develops. I will figure out my camp schedule at the beginning of the summer. I might go to a couple of more Sun Belt schools, but I don't know if I will. I might go to Middle Tennessee as well."

Edwards and his Blue Devil teammates made it to the third round of the 3A Mississippi playoffs last season and they know they left some unfinished business on the field. This year, he plans to be more of a vocal leader and help his team reach their goal of a trip to Jackson for the state finals.

"I intend to be the leader on the offensive line. I intend to lead the team. I will be the starting right tackle again this year. We have to execute as a team. We have a lot of seniors and need to take advantage of our experience. We need to work hard as a team and have great leadership from our seniors."

Taylor has not only excelled as an athlete, but also as a student. He is a very grounded young man who knows what he is looking for in a career and shows great discipline and dedication on and off the football field.

"I'm thinking about going into optometry. My dad is an optometrist here in Water Valley. I can get my core classes at any school and can transfer somewhere after my football career is over. I made a 22 on my ACT the first time I took it and I have a 3.8 GPA."

While Taylor knows that he is a good player, he knows that he has work to do. He hopes to impress prospective coaches and fellow teammates with a strong work ethic and a willingness to always learn and grow as a player.

"I want to work hard in the classroom and work just hard if not harder on the football field. I will keep God first no matter what. I will work hard even if I get redshirted. I will give everything I can each day to improve myself and the team. Being part of something bigger than myself is a responsibility I look forward to taking on."

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