Back in action for Yazoo City standout

Mississippi Scout
Posted Sep 16, 2009
Yancy Porter

The 6' 1", 225 pound linebacker out of Yazoo City missed his second game of the season due to a MCL strain, but his return to the field against Yazoo County proved to be a big one. To learn more, click below.

"We beat Yazoo County 22-16," added an excited Taurice King. "It is always fun to beat them. We owed them. I came back and played. I missed our second game, but I took the bye week and was real aggressive with my treatments. It paid off because I had around 12 tackles and 1 sack."

Yazoo City's Kaleb Eulls sure felt the impact of King.

"I knocked his helmet off on one hit. It made him kind of dizzy (laugh). It was one of the hardest hits I have ever had."

The first game of the season Yazoo City opened with a win against Wingfield.

"I had 12 tackles in that game too. My conditioning has been much better this year. I feel like I am reading my keys better, and I am in better shape. I go hard whether it is in practice or in a game. I also feel like I have become a better leader."

Which colleges are keeping up with King the most right now?

"It is still Ole Miss and MSU. La Tech still calls a lot too. Ole Miss brought their defensive coordinator over here to watch us play Friday."

What is going on with Ole Miss?

"They have been asking me how everything is going. They just tell me that I am their #1 LB. I just like Coach Tyrone Nix (defensive coordinator). They are also ranked #5 in the country, and they have a great defense. They are a program on the rise."

What about MSU?

"They are saying about the same things. They tell me I am their #1 LB they want, and they want to know when I am going to come up to a game."

What stands out about the Dogs?

"They are known for their defense, not offense, but they got a good (offensive) coach from Florida. Also, one of my former teammates, Fletcher Cox, is starting on their defensive line. He is always trying to get me up there. He wants me to join him again."

Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Analyst for the state of Mississippi and can be reached at

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