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Taylor ready to tackle a new position at Methodist
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WILLIE TAYLOR SIGNED HIS National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist University while flanked by his parents, Brenda and Willie Taylor. Looking on from behind are North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn and North Central High School principal Worth Thomasson.
Willie Taylor manned so many different positions on defense during his four seasons at North Central that adding a new place to play in college does not faze him one bit.Throughout his career as a Knight, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder played at linebacker before being inserted into the secondary before playing with his hand in the dirt along the defensive line at nose guard. So when he was recruited by Methodist University, the coaching staff with the Monarchs looked at Taylor as being an outside linebacker.Accepting and not questioning being shifted to another post on defense is just something which Willie Taylor has learned to deal with over the past four seasons.“I will play wherever the coach puts me,” Taylor said after signing a National Letter of Intent with Methodist inside The Castle at NCHS. “I’m comfortable playing any position because I played them all on defense in high school. There’s really nothing new to me; it’s something I’ve already been through.“I will take it day-by day in practice and I’ll train harder and adjust to what they give me on the field.”Taylor became the second Knight to sign with Methodist, following teammate Omar Johnson who made his commitment official earlier this spring.