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Diamond Talk: Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State University | An Athletic Monster of a Man

South Carolina State OT Alex Taylor has NFL Scouts drooling. They love his size and athletic ability.

Coming out of high school, Alex Taylor was only rated as a two star prospect from, and let me tell you they dropped the ball.  The 6’9 offensive tackle from Moncks Corner, South Carolina has NFL in his blood. His father Patrick was a player at Presbyterian, and his uncle was former Virginia Tech defensive back Pierson Prioleau who played 13 years in the NFL.  You probably remember his cousin as well, Joe Hamilton the former Georgia Tech star who was a dog in the Arena Football League.

Taylor is athletic, and was a star basketball player who averaged 28 points a game and helped lead his basketball team at Berkeley High School to the South Carolina 3A Region VIII  Championship and a birth in the quarterfinals in 2014. Taylor had the size and ability to play football and was discovered in his Junior year, where he played only 17 games of high school football before landing with Appalachian State.

He moves extremely well for being 6’9 and 305 pounds. He played right tackle at Appalachian State, and sat behind Colby Gossett.  Taylor is talented and he has been dominating in the HBCU.

Taylor is the most dominate Offensive Lineman in the MEAC, and it is not close.  I love this kid and I have already talked to over 10 NFL scouts who love him as well. 

Alex Taylor is an All-American and a first team All-MEAC player for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs will open their season on August 31s at home versus intrastate rival Wofford at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium. Kickoff is 6 pm.  I hope Wofford defensive ends are ready, because I have a feeling they will be getting tossed around by number 73. 

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