Taylor Killian played his junior year as a starter for AAA power Bridgeport in West Virginia. Killian and his school had a pretty successful season last year. "We were the smallest AAA school in the state," said Killian. "We made it to the semifinals of the playoffs. We couldn't get the job done," he said. But Killian had a solid season individually. "I had to step up. I was one of the only juniors to start on this team. This group was all seniors. I did pretty well, personally," he continued.
Killian was named All-Conference and All-County as a junior while helping Bridgeport to a 10-2 record.
Killian played on the defensive line and also as a tight-end for Bridgeport. Now that he's headed for Lawrence County High, he'll have a chance to show his strengths in different ways.
"(Lawrence County) wants to put him in a three-point stance and have him go after the quarterback," said Taylor's father, Jerry Killian. "They will play him at linebacker too. They are going to play him at the position where he will play in college," said the elder Killian.
"The last couple of years I've had to practice containment," said Taylor. "I had to make sure nobody can get to the outside. I think I do that pretty well," he said. "I want to improve on everything. I want to get a little bit quicker off the ball. But once I get into the three-point stance, I'll do better at that," he finished.
Killian is still awaiting his first offer, but the interest is there for him. Killian is corresponding with West Virginia, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Miami University, Central Illinois and Kentucky State. He's also got plans to camp with Central Michigan, Saginaw State, Western Michigan and they hope to make it to Grand Valley State.
In the meanwhile, Taylor will adjust to life in Kentucky and life playing for Lawrence County. "(The toughest transition would be) learning a whole new offense," said Killian. "I don't think it'll be that challenging, though. I think I'll transition fine. Everything will go smoothly. I just need to learn the play book," he continued.
Taylor also hopes to help Lawrence County reach their top goal as well as a couple of personal accomplishments. "I want to improve on all my numbers. I want to show that I'm a team player. I want to help out other people. And I want to win a state title."