Archbishop Wood OG Frank Taylor issues oral declaration to Boston College
Written by: Josh Funk on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.
The Boston College Eagles have grown quite adept at recruiting prospects in eastern Pennsylvania. The ACC program has landed one of the Keystone State’s, and nation’s, top prospects at offensive guard.
Frank Taylor, a 6’3, 285-pound offensive guard, officially gave an oral declaration today to Boston College, according to national recruiting service Scout.com.
In addition to Boston College, Taylor held close to 20 verbal offers from a combination of Division-1 FBS and FCS programs, including, but not limited to, Central Florida, Harvard, Illinois, Miami (FL), Michigan State, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Villanova and West Virginia. Throughout his recruiting process, Taylor had also received interest from a range of programs including Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Scout.com ranked Taylor as a four-star offensive guard and #11 at his position in the nation for the 2012 recruiting class. He was one of 14 offensive guard prospects this ’12 class to attain a four-star ranking from Scout and is joined in the OG rankings by fellow Keystone Staters Adam DePietro (Lancaster Catholic, #18); Ian Park (Upper St. Clair, #42); Treyvon Hester (Penn Hills, #51); Zach Rugg (Bishop McCort, #53); Michael Mooney (Malvern Prep, #60); and Connor Mahoney (Malvern Prep, #64).
Taylor joins fellow Viking teammates Desmon Peoples (Rutgers), Colin Thompson (Florida) and Brandon Peoples (Temple) in having issued pre-season oral declarations to colleges.
Taylor helped pave the way for a 2010 Viking offensive unit that produced a pair of backs with 1,100+ rushing yards and a 1,500+ yard passer. Wood averaged 229 rushing yards, 119 passing yards, 36.5 points per game and scored 62 offensive touchdowns (47 rushing, 15 passing). Wood scored a single season school record 511 points last year.
Archbishop Wood, owners of an 83-19 overall record (.817) since 2003, finished 13-1 overall, winning the program’s third consecutive District 12 AAA football championship and reaching the PIAA AAA semifinals for the third consecutive season.
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