Taylor is the trigger-man in Butler's attack

The man at the helm of 10th-ranked Butler's offensive attack is QB Press Taylor (6-1, 200). He worked hard over the offseason preparing to lead the Grizzlies back to the top of the rankings and so far he's made good on his goals. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented signal-caller recently and he updated us on his season and how recruiting is progressing so far...

Taylor enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Norman High School in Oklahoma, but he didn't receive a lot of D-1 recruiting interest, so he decided to head to Butler for a number of reasons.

"My brother (former Nebraska QB Zac Taylor) went to Butler and the coaches here are really good," Taylor told JCFootball.com recently. "They have an outstanding program here. They always get guys ready for the next level and when you have receivers like I have to throw the ball to, well it makes it pretty easy actually."

Taylor redshirted in 2006, then he started the 2007 season and was off to a great start before falling victim to a high ankle sprain.

Entering 2008 completely healthy, Taylor has amassed 1,600 yards through the air while completing 113 of 180 attempts (62.8%) for 18 touchdowns and only three interceptions while leading the Grizzlies to an 7-1 record.

On the recruiting front, Taylor's big stats and leadership haven't garnered a lot of attention yet, but he's hoping that changes in the near future.

"Louisiana-Monroe is the one school I've heard from right now, but my coaches have heard from some schools too," Taylor said. "We're going to get my tape out to a bunch of the schools asking about me, but honestly, I just don't know which ones are looking at me because our coaches want us focused on our games and to worry about recruiting later."

Because Taylor has already used his redshirt season, he'll finish up his two-year degree in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

This weekend Taylor and his teammates have a big matchup with 13th-ranked Fort Scott. Press Taylor Scout Profile


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