Taylor everywhere on defense

The Scotland County Fighting Scots have raised their record to 4-1 and defensive standout Hilee Taylor Jr. is a big reason for their success. Taylor played defensive end for the first game, was moved to middle linebacker for the Greenville Rose game and has played outside linebacker ever since.

"I like defensive end the best because at that position whoever is fastest wins," Taylor said. "It has been challenging changing positions so much but I think that I am starting to get the position down."

Taylor has 46 tackles in 5 games along with 5 1/2 sacks. He also has been bothered somewhat by a contusion on his knee but says that it is healing up pretty well now.

He visited Chapel Hill for the Florida State game, where he met fellow 2004 commitments Ben Lemming and Ken Balmer on his first visit to a Carolina football game.

"I am not bothered by the football team's performance," he said. "They look to be improving every game. The last couple of games have been close. I think they can change a few things and start winning."

Taylor has committed to UNC, but that has not stopped the calls from other schools. Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina State, East Carolina, and Virginia Tech (all have offered) continue to call and write letters telling Hilee that they are still interested if he decides to change his mind.

"I'm committed," Taylor reasserts. "My heart is at Carolina."

Scotland County has a difficult stretch ahead with Fayetteville 71st and rival Richmond County coming up on the schedule.

Taylor will make his official visit to Chapel Hill after the season.

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