Ohio DE Gaining Momentum

In today's world of recruiting with the big combines, it's an opportunity for athletes to test themselves and gauge where they are at compared to others. At times, some of these athletes don't compete when they are in ideal playing shape. Fortunately, now there are so many local combines, these players can improve their stock in the recruiting world.

Back in April, DE Ohio State.

"I was out of shape and didn't have a good combine," said Porter.

Today, Taylor participated in the Stark County combine and redeemed himself. He ran a 4.7 forty, 4.46 pro-agility, 12.4 60-yard shuttle, and he managed 11 repetitions of 225lbs. on the bench.

"We had the option of doing 155lbs., 185lbs., or 225 lbs. So I decided to take the heavy weight."

Taylor has been receiving letters and calls from Michigan State, Pittsburgh, and Ohio State.

"I've always liked Ohio State and I've had a few calls from them, but they don't seem real interested in me."

Porter may attend the MSL/Insiders Combine at Cincinnati this weekend. This summer, he is attending Michigan's 3-day camp and will attend several 1-day camps including Michigan State, Purdue, and Pittsburgh.

Taylor was in on 51 tackles and he had 10 sacks, in 2003. He was named 1st team All-Northeastern Buckeye Conference. Porter plays basketball, starting 6 games and then caming of the bench the rest of the time. He averaged 11PPG and 6 RPG. Porter recently finished a successful track and field season. He won the Stark County shot put title and placed 8th in the District. He had a season best throw of 50'. He placed 3rd in the county and 5th in the District with a throw of 155' in the discus. He just missed the cut-off for qualifying for states, as they take the top 4 from each District.

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