2008 Profile: Brandon and Jhyryn Taylor

Franklinton High School is home to the Taylor Bros. and they are two of the top athletes on the board in Louisiana for 2008.

Last season, Brandon Taylor (6-0, 180, 4.45) gained 400 yards receiving and 300 rushing while racking up 30 tackles from on the other side of the ball.


So far he has received letters from schools like LSU, Notre Dame, Auburn, Tennessee, Kansas State, Alabama, Florida State, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Stanford, but no offers have yet come his way.


Brandon said he is being recruited as a defensive back by most schools and he really doesn't have a preference for playing offense or defense.


"I work real hard and I always give a lot of effort," said Brandon. "I can catch on real quick and I am a fast learner. On the field I have a good burst of speed and I have great range. Coaches say I could play corner or safety, and some say even running back or receiver but they will know more when they see me during the spring."


Jhyryn Taylor (5-11, 177, 4.5) hauled in 33 catches last season for a total of 600 yards. The athletic wide receiver hit pay dirt six times.


So far he has received letters from LSU, Florida, Auburn, Colorado and Ole Miss, and like his brother, he is also waiting on that first scholarship offer.


While Brandon is getting more looks for his defensive prowess, Jhyryn is getting all of his attention on the other side of the line.


"I can read defenses well," said Jhyryn. "I can find the spots in the zone and go sit in them, or I can break away from the line and run a good route. I know how to take what the coverage gives me."


Jhyryn said he already has his eye on two schools.


"I know it's early, but I like the Florida Gators and LSU," he told Tiger Rag. "They're just too schools I've always liked growing up."


LSU will have an extra recruiter when it comes to recruiting Brandon and Jhyryn as their brother Curtis is already wearing purple and gold.


"It would definitely be fun to play with him because it's something we've never done," said Jhyryn. "But, I think once that wore off I'd want to kind of make my own spotlight and be my own player."


"Sure I'd like to play with him, but that doesn't mean it's going to happen," said Brandon. "It's something I think about, but in the end I'll have to make the decision."


Note*** Jhyryn said he has a 2.8 GPA and scored a 17 on his ACT. Brandon said he has a 3.3 GPA and has not taken the ACT.

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