Adrian Taylor out of Mansfield, TX may have a familiar first and last name to Cornhusker fans, especially if you're a recruiting junkie, but the 6' 4" ½, 285 pound behemoth out of Mansfield High School is ready to take on the world at the collegiate level when, honestly, it didn't look like that would be the case at all. "I didn't even know if I was going to be able to attend college," he said laughing.
It appears that Taylor will do just that with offers from every school in the Big XII save the Longhorns of Texas who still hold solid interest in him along with UCLA and Arizona amongst others. Perhaps one aspect of his game that lures programs to him is his speed. While being his size, he reports his most recent 40 time as a 4.79 second time. That sort of blazing speed equates to the scholarship offers that are beginning to pile up.
As a junior, Taylor had : 90 tackles and nine sacks along with being named First Team All-District. In his most recent game, he was quite proud of himself and his defensive unit as they did not allow a score, though a punt was blocked and returned for a touchdown. Still, Mansfield High won 19-7 over the #6 team in the area. "I played my best game," he said. "The only thing I'm mad about is I dropped a pick, but I did block my first punt."
Adrian mentioned that one of his goals was to be the leading tackler on his team, but there's been a slight problem with that aspiration. "When we play teams, they don't run towards me and my tackling numbers haven't been what they were because I have to run across the field to make most of them," said Taylor.
Adrian has had most of his communication with the University of Kansas but insists he is wide open in terms of picking favorites this early. He informed us that he will not be taking an official visits until after his season ends which he estimates to be in about a month and that UCLA appears to be the only team as a lock for a visit.