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Healthy QB Taylor ready to impress scouts

12/19/2011

Three-star quarterback Brandon Taylor (Mustang, Okla.) was enjoying a solid season until a concussion sidelined him for the rest of the season. He was among the leaders in Oklahoma in passing yards at the beginning of the season, but he only played half of the year because of concussions and concussion-like symptoms.

Taylor is now healthy, but he also is looking for a scholarship offer. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Taylor has the size of an FBS quarterback. He threw for 1,805 yards and nine touchdowns in five games and parts of two others.

“I think that hurt me a lot,” Taylor said. “When I went out with a concussion, I didn’t play much at all after that. Even with the games I played, at the time, I was leading the state in passing by about 300 yards. We were scoring a lot of points.

“I feel good now. I’m just waiting for a school to take a chance on me.”

Taylor is a pro-style quarterback who has generated some interest from both Texas Tech and West Virginia. He doesn’t have an FBS offer, but he said he has received a lot of attention from smaller Oklahoma schools, such as Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Southwestern Oklahoma State. Taylor added that Northwestern State (La.) is interested in him taking a campus visit.

Taylor, who had Oklahoma State and Tulsa interested early in his process, hopes an FBS offer is in his future. He added that Tech has still been in contact with Mustang head coach Ty Prestidge. Taylor also said game film has been sent out to West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.