Monday, January 30, 2017

North Carolina Commit Revealed

Broderick Taylor

It took awhile, but about a week after Offensive Coordinator Mark Fabish tweeted about a North Carolina player committing to the Lions, we now know that he was talking about 6-0 200 pound RB Broderick Taylor . Taylor hails from Holly Springs HS in North Carolina, where he also spent some time playing QB and WR. 

A few of my fellow fans had seen Taylor's highlight tape last month and privately emailed me that they believed he would probably be one of the most prized members of the incoming class if he committed to us. So this feels good.

Taylor will be the first documented Holly Springs grad to come to Columbia football. 

Taylor brings our list of unofficial commits to 28:

1) Darion Acohido WR/RB/DB 5-9 178 lbs. Liberty HS Henderson, NV

2) Luke Adams RB/LB 6-2 210 lbs. Notre Dame Prep Pontiac, MI

3) Jalen Allen RB 5-11 185 lbs. Cranbrook-Kingswood HS Bloomfield Hills, MI

4) Will Allen III DB 5-9 164 lbs. American Heritage HS, Plantation, FL

5) Josh Bean QB 6-2 200 lbs. Hinsdale HS Hinsdale, IL

6) Dillon Davis QB 6-1 206 lbs. Aledo HS Aledo, TX

7) Myles Davis WR 5-10 175 lbs. Walter Payton HS Chicago, IL

8) Seth DeVary OL 6-4 275 lbs. Larue County HS Hodgenville, KY

9) Alexander Filacouris RB 6-1 200 lbs. Half Hollow Hills West HS Dix Hills, NY 

10) Graham Flinn DB/WR 6-1 180 lbs. Benedictine College Prep HS Richmond, VA

11) Tyson Hugee DB 6-0 170 lbs. Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Philadelphia, PA

12) Emerson Kabus WR 5-10 170 lbs. St. Augustine HS St. Augustine, FL

13) Josh Kaminsky DL 6-4 280 lbs. Seton Hall Prep West Orange, NJ

14) Cameron Lipton-Martinez TE/DE 6-5 225 lbs. Montclair HS Montclair, NJ

15) Ben Mathiasmeier DB 5-10 190 lbs. Cinco Ranch HS Katy, Texas

16) Marquavious Moore RB 5-11 202 lbs. Harding Academy Memphis, TN

17) Carson Powell DB 6-0 190 lbs. Cardinal Newman HS Palm Beach, FL

18) Bailey Rotsky DB/WR Mayfield Heights HS Mayfield Heights, OH

19) Jonathan Rowe OL 6-3 283 lbs. Audrey Kell HS Charlotte, NC

20) Drew Schmid P 6-0 205 lbs. La Jolla Country Day La Jolla, CA

21) Broderick Taylor RB 6-0 200 lbs. Holly Springs HS Holly Springs, NC  

22) Dwayne Warren WR 6-3 198 lbs. Seton Hall Prep West Orange, NJ

23) Hank White OL 6-6 250 lbs. Buford HS Buford, GA

24) Ashton Cooper Wilson DE/LB 6-3 230 lbs. Merritt Island HS Merritt Island, FL

25) Peter Wise OL 6-5 290 lbs. Brunswick School Greenwich, CT 

26) Blake Wooden DB 6-1 180 lbs. American Heritage HS Plantation, FL

27) Justin Woodley LB 6-2 210 lbs. Bishop's School La Jolla, CA

28) Jack Young WR 6-2 185 lbs. Mt. Lebanon HS Pittsburgh, PA

Hoops Highlight

It's just too hard to ignore the huge win for men's basketball Saturday night over Harvard, the favorite to win the Ivy title. So let's talk about it.

The victory is certainly a great argument that the Lions do have what it takes to qualify for the upcoming first-ever Ivy League basketball tournament at the Palestra in March. I figure it will take eight or maybe seven league wins to get there and the Lions are well on their way. For this to be happening after the massive loss of talent via graduation last year is really a testament to new Head Coach Jim Engles.



florida lion said...

I'm really impressed with Jim Engles. He has the team playing with a lot of spirit and hustle. Among the freshman and sophomores, Mike Smith has been terrific. Adlesh and Killingsworth are coming on strong and Tape is developing. There's also a 3 star, 6-10 recruit in the wings. So the next couple of years look bright. They'd be 4-0 this year, if there wasn't a lid on the basket during the Cornell game.

oldlion said...

The basketball recruit in the wings, Jaron Faulds, has been elevated by ESPN to a four star. I was at both games this weekend. Engles has successfully replaced four starters and has done so without Kyle Castlin (broken foot)who was slated to be one of our key starters.

msgCC'60 said...

The videos confirm that Broderick Taylor is a superior RB. Hoping he can revitalize our running game.

oldlion said...

He reminds me of Johnathan Reese; about the same size and similar running style.

Chen1982 said...

Agree....they beat a good Harvard team....much better than version 2015/16

alawicius said...

I think Reese was more of a straight ahead power runner, Taylor is more agile, can really find the seams, maybe a little faster, too.