Recruiting: McBane Looks Like He Belongs

Taylor McBane, of Savanna, Okla., is a 6-2, 180-pound quarterback who looks like he could be a real standout in just about any school and he certainly looks the part of a college quarterback recruiting prospect. After making a strong showing at camp in Stillwater this summer, McBane has his team off to a 4-1 start despite a foot injury that has now healed up.

McBane played through it and has rushed for 350 yards on 40 carries with four touchdowns. He has connected on 55-of-83 passes for 850 yards and eight touchdowns. All of that should add up to plenty of letters and first rate attention except McBane plays at Savanna, a Class A school.

"There' nothing I can do about it," said McBane. "My opinion has to be that I can't help it. I know the competition is better in Class 6A and 5A, but I also don't have the number of players and the overall talent surrounding me that some of those quarterbacks do. We're doing just fine here at Savanna."

McBane would love the opportunity to play at Oklahoma State.

"The coaches told me to hang tight and it would come down to my first few games this season," McBane, who has visited several OSU games unofficially and has also been to games at Division II University of Central Oklaoma.

"When I hurt my foot it really limited my running but it is healed now and I've been running around all week and I'm full speed. This is a huge game this week. We have Talihina this week. They are 5-0 and have a really good team. This will be a showdown."

McBane runs a 4.8 in the forty and his academics are in great shape. He really is a diamond of a player in Class A and a legitimate prospect for Division I if someone can evaluate how he would handle the jump from Class A high school football to Division I college football.

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