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What to Expect out of 5 Star QB/ATH BRenden Tayor and THE Broome HS Centurions FOotball Team in 2018
Broome High School is located in Spartansburg, South Carolina and Coach Fleming had a very successful season in his first year as Head Coach with a 9-4 overall record. Quarterback Brenden Taylor and the Centurions have been hard at work this off-season and Brenden looks ready for a record breaking season as he has the skill-set to produce big plays in all phases of the game. Not many can line up at QB and throw on the run like Taylor can, while also being such a weapon with his running ability. He reminds me of a national champion quarterback for the Nebraska Huskers whom I recently wrote about and current Head Coach Scott Frost.
With the ability to line up and dominate as a slot receiver, Taylor also could be a "slash"-type player at the next level and be utilized to create mismatches all over the field. The video below of Broome football in 7-on-7 this spring makes me believe this will be a very special season for the Centurions. We all know Brenden Taylor can run the football and is one of the fastest players on the football field. That being said, Brenden and his receivers look like they are in unison on route combinations, and Taylor is making great decisions with the football. His overall delivery looks very smooth and he shows outstanding arm strength in many of the darts he is able to throw into tight coverage. Brenden proves that he can throw the football while rolling out with pin-point accuracy and with great velocity. His throws to the sideline show he has a big time college football arm and Brenden is primed to lead the Broome Centurions far into the South Carolina state playoffs this season.
Brenden gets in and out of his cuts beautifully going forward in his film and shows that he could also be a 4-star slot receiver or higher! That being said, when you watch Brenden roll out at 1:05 into this stellar footage of off-season activity you will witness why I ranked him so highly as a Dual-Threat QB! The ball comes out extremely smooth as usual and Taylor is able to sling the ball at least 50 yards down field with a flick of the wrist. The overall mechanics Brenden shows in his passing game is marvelous to see at such a young age and at around 2:30 seconds, you will see more of the "zip" that I am talking about. You will see another perfectly thrown pas at 3:00 minutes and Brenden once again is able to create a perfect arm angle and deliver a dime while rolling to his non throwing side. I am not a big fan of "speed ladders", as football is a game that is played while rapidly reacting to another action or actions. So having a ladder set in the same place will show how quick your feet are, but not prepare you for the game of football. What's more, Brenden shows extremely quick and precise feet, while proving he can also be utilized as a wide or slot receiver at the next level. Brenden shows perfect hand placement when catching passes, as he does not let the ball get to his body and can "high point" deep passes, saving pivotal hundredths of a second in being able to evade ball hawking DB's at the next level. I see Brenden as a potential Heisman Trophy caliber Dual-Threat QB, as he is one of the most elusive young men we have seen, but also possesses arguably the cleanest and most efficient throwing motion I have ever seen on tape nationally.
Brenden Taylor is an electrifying dual threat QB out of Broome HIgh School in Spartansburg, SC, who also possesses stellar academics with a 3.87 GPA. On the first play of his highlights, Taylor is able to escape multiple defenders, while bursting right into the heart of the defense, only to use a brilliant spin move and is able to pull away from the defenders leaving them and his towel in the dust. Taylor has a very aggressive downhill running style that will suit many college football programs who heavily use the option game in their offensive arsenal. On the third play, Brenden is able to show off his arm and make a perfect back shoulder fade completion to his leaping receiver for a touchdown. On the ensuing plays, Brenden shows off his ability to create yards after contact. He keeps his legs churning to break tackle after tackle, showing the type of grit this young Class of 2019 Elite QB Prospect plays with. At around 1:45 into his magnificent highlight reel, Brenden is able to drop a perfectly timed fade route down the sideline, demonstrating the type of touch needed to excel in throwing receiver open at the next level. Taylor once again shows the ability to push the ball downfield, and his ability to throw while on the run, on the very next play and is able to drop another dime for a touchdown. In the three step passing game, Brenden shows a extremely quick release and throws the ball very accurately and on time. Brenden Taylor shows every characteristic of an outstanding college quarterback and has been nominated as a Class of 2019 early selection Scout Trout All-American. I look forward to watching him play this coming season and writing more about his fabulous upside for the world of collegiate football!
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