WEST BOCA RATON – It’s been a memorable high school football career for Shavon Taylor.
With a full senior season, two All-Star Games, and a recruiting fair behind him, the West Boca Raton 2017 wide receiver is primarily focused on finding a college that best suits his needs. There may be no official offers on the table right now for Taylor, but he’s being patient with his recruiting process.
As a result from the Palm Beach County Recruiting Fair yesterday (Feb. 23) at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, a few schools have come to mind for Taylor. Pikeville, Ohio Wesleyan, Kansas Wesleyan, Adrian, and Hanover are the five colleges that have piqued his interest the most.
Which one of these schools are on top right now for Taylor?
“It’s Pikeville,” said Taylor, who finished his senior season at West Boca Raton with 72 catches for 1,090 yards (1,459 all-purpose yards) in 10 games played. “They showed the most awareness in knowing who I am. They have a great coaching staff, and their campus looks great from the pictures I saw. They have a lot of courses to major in, which I also like.”
Taylor said he learned a lot from yesterday’s recruiting fair.
“It’s a great way to meet college coaches and schools that you might not have interest in,” he said. “They have great programs to tell you about.”
Taylor (No. 25; Final Class of 2017 Builder Board player rankings) had some standout moments in his senior year. His two best games this past season were against Santaluces (12 catches, 190 yards, 3 touchdowns; 1 carry, 25 yards, 1 touchdown; 215 all-purpose yards, 4 total touchdowns) and Forest Hill (10 catches, 189 yards, 2 touchdowns; 2 carries, 15 yards, 1 touchdown; 204 all-purpose yards, 3 total touchdowns).
The 5-9, 170-pound wideout also caught a touchdown pass from Palm Beach Gardens 2017 quarterback and Keiser signee Eli Matthews in both the Florida vs. Georgia All-Star Game and the LRSIF All-Star Game, both of which turned out to be wins for his teams.
“I believe I did pretty well,” he said. “But there were some games I could’ve played much better and helped out a lot more on defense.”
More than likely, Taylor will play at wide receiver on the next level. Expect him to sign with a college between now and sometime this spring.