With schools allowed to offer juniors written scholarship bids as of Sept. 1, a lot of those verbal offers are being transferred to paper.
North Carolina is the first to do so with QB Brian Taylor of Harnett Central in Angier, according to his coach, Marc Morris. Taylor is one of The Observer’s Top Ten juniors in the state.
“You know how coaches are always saying their guy is a ‘coach on the field?’ Morris said. “Well, Brian really is. He is so good at running our spread offense that we allow him to check down on plays himself, calling in relation to what the defense is doing.
“In fact, we let him do that as a sophomore.”
Taylor played in only six games last year because of injury, but it’s obvious he will be a good one.
“He’s already 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds,” Morris said. “And this will give you an idea how strong his arm is. He’s a pitcher and right fielder on the baseball team, and he throws it 90 mph.”
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