Scout TV: Dylan Taylor
Dylan Taylor
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Oct 23, 2007


Louisville, Ky., product Dylan Taylor is realizing what many kickers and punters realize each recruiting season, that there simply are not enough scholarship offers to go around at the position. While that may stop some from pursuing a career in college football, Taylor has the confidence that he can walk onto a program and earn that coveted scholarship.

Dylan Taylor, a 6-foot, 185-pound kicker/punter from Ballard High School has not received any offers, however he is receiving interest from a handful of programs around the nation and has been told that he could walk onto some of the nations’ top programs and try to earn a scholarship with his leg. We caught up with him recently to talk about his recruiting activity and also watch some of his highlights.

“Right now I have been offered walk-on spots by Florida and Louisville,” Taylor said. “I have had phone contact with Illinois, Miami(OH) and Ohio State as well. I visited Illinois in April and they recently told me that it would be about mid-November before they would know what they can offer me. I also met with Coach Tressel and Coach Gillum at Ohio State, but they already have seven kickers and punters on the team.”

“I also met with the staff at Florida State and have been receiving emails from them, but haven’t heard anything definitive yet,” Taylor explained. “Miami has invited me for an official visit to their game against Buffalo on November 3rd and said we would discuss what they could offer me at that time.”

As for the programs that have offered Taylor walk-on status…

“Florida is a good program and the area is really nice. The coaches have been great with me and offered me the spot back in September. Walking on seems to be my best option at this point because I am confident I can earn a scholarship after that first year.”

“Louisville is close to home, I am a fan of the program and they have a very nice campus. Both of my parents teach at the school and the atmosphere at their games is great. I have a lot of fun their and the fan support is tremendous.”

You can watch Taylor boot some field goals in this video:

Dylan Taylor FG

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Here are his punts and kickoffs as well:

Dylan Taylor P/KO

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As a junior, Taylor converted 19 of 19 extra point attempts, averaged 40.3 yards per punt and had a long of 56 yards.

At the ProKicker/Ray Guy Academy in 2006 he was named the No. 3 combo kicker/punter at the competition. He had an average kickoff distance of 57 yards with a hang time of 3.46 seconds. Taylor also had an average punt distance of 39 yards with a hang time of 4.28 seconds. His longest field goal ever was in practice for 65 yards, but in a game situation his long is 45 yards.

Taylor bench presses 290 pounds and can leg press 720 pounds. He carries a 2.75 core GPA and scored a 26 on his ACT.


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