ADRIAN TAYLOR, DE, 6'5, 285, 4.8, MANSFIELD, TEXAS:
Adrian Taylor is a super athlete who has the size of a defensive tackle, but the speed and quickness of a defensive end. Taylor goes into his senior year as a three-year starter at defensive end, but he could project at defensive tackle at the next level.
"I am actually being recruited at both defensive end and defensive tackle," said Taylor. "It depends on which school is recruiting me. I like playing defensive end, but it doesn't matter to me which position I play."
Taylor finished last year with nine sacks and he was second on the team in tackles with close to 90. Taylor can bench 310 pounds, squats 500 and he starts in hoops earning all-district honors averaging eight points and nine rebounds per game. Taylor also throws the shot (54'7), where he made it to regionals, and the discus (136).
Taylor too an unofficial to Norman a couple of weeks ago, and that may be it for the summer. Adrian has been offered by 21 schools, but he isn't anywhere close to narrowing down his choices.
"I didn't grow up with a favorite school, but I am in the process of narrowing down my choices," said Taylor. "I can tell you about five schools. They are: LSU, Colorado, UCLA, Kansas and Oklahoma. But I am still wide open at this point.
"Oklahoma is the only school that I have been to. I liked their facilities and I know they have a great program, but they are the only program that I have seen. I like the OU's coach (Jackie Shipp) that is recruiting me. He is a great guy, but right now it is to early for me to say this school will be in my final five. I can't tell you what my final five schools are going to be."
Taylor has qualified.
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