UM sprinter Brandon Taylor giving football a go this spring

UM sprinter Brandon Taylor giving football a go this spring

Peter Ariz
Miami Hurricanes freshman sprinter Brandon Taylor will give football a go this spring, a source told to CanesInSight on Friday. Taylor was the fastest sprinter coming out of Texas in the 2016 class -- he was timed at 10.38 at the Texas Southern Relays in March 2016.

IMG_2192.jpg

Taylor was a 2-star football recruit coming out of Clear Brook high school in Friendswood, Texas last year, mainly due to his size of roughly 5-7, 150-pounds. When he committed to UM for track, he expressed his interest in playing football at Miami. Due to NCAA policy, Taylor was obligated to honor the first part of the track season before he can move to the football field -- which is why Taylor was not with the team this past season. He will also remain on the Miami track team.

Although his size might have scared major football programs away, Taylor showed tremendous ability as a return man in his highlights, which is certainly a role where the Canes could use an upgrade. He also played wide receiver and running back in high school.


[HUDL]video/3/1931377/5721c86b0c5e6812249eb76a[/HUDL]

More from his official bio on the HurricaneSports.com website:

Taylor also is the 2016 USATF Junior Olympic Champion in the 100m and won a gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships in the men’s 4x100m. Taylor is ranked No. 1 in America in the boys 60m dash with his time of 6.78. He won the Texas A&M Invitational, Carl Lewis Invitational and the McNeese Invitational. Taylor placed third in the 100m with a time of 10.40 seconds at the 2015 UIL 6A State Meet. That time ranks sixth among returning men’s 100m times in the country.

Taylor is on track scholarship and he would only transfer over to a football scholarship if he played in a game. So if the coaches feel like he can make a meaningful contribution, it's the worth the chance. In all likelihood, the coaches will give him a look in spring practice and see if it's anything worth pursuing long-term.
 

Comments (132)

We can use more speed on offense, that's for damn sure
 
Miami Hurricanes freshman sprinter Brandon Taylor will give football a go this spring, a source told to CanesInSight on Friday. Taylor was the fastest sprinter coming out of Texas in the 2016 class -- he was timed at 10.38 at the Texas Southern Relays in March 2016.

View attachment 41149

Taylor was a 2-star football recruit coming out of Clear Brook high school in Friendswood, Texas last year, mainly due to his size of roughly 5-7, 150-pounds. When he committed to UM for track, he expressed his interest in playing football at Miami. Due to NCAA policy, Taylor was obligated to honor the first part of the track season before he can move to the football field -- which is why Taylor was not with the team this past season. He will also remain on the Miami track team.

Although his size might have scared major football programs away, Taylor showed tremendous ability as a return man in his highlights, which is certainly a role where the Canes could use an upgrade. He also played wide receiver and running back in high school.


[HUDL]video/3/1931377/5721c86b0c5e6812249eb76a[/HUDL]

More from his official bio on the HurricaneSports.com website:

Taylor also is the 2016 USATF Junior Olympic Champion in the 100m and won a gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships in the men’s 4x100m. Taylor is ranked No. 1 in America in the boys 60m dash with his time of 6.78. He won the Texas A&M Invitational, Carl Lewis Invitational and the McNeese Invitational. Taylor placed third in the 100m with a time of 10.40 seconds at the 2015 UIL 6A State Meet. That time ranks sixth among returning men’s 100m times in the country.

Taylor is on track scholarship and he would only transfer over to a football scholarship if he played in a game. So if the coaches feel like he can make a meaningful contribution, it's the worth the chance. In all likelihood, the coaches will give him a look in spring practice and see if it's anything worth pursuing long-term.

He'll have a scholly sooner than later. I think we have a future return specialist.
 
Miami Hurricanes freshman sprinter Brandon Taylor will give football a go this spring, a source told to CanesInSight on Friday. Taylor was the fastest sprinter coming out of Texas in the 2016 class -- he was timed at 10.38 at the Texas Southern Relays in March 2016.

View attachment 41149

Taylor was a 2-star football recruit coming out of Clear Brook high school in Friendswood, Texas last year, mainly due to his size of roughly 5-7, 150-pounds. When he committed to UM for track, he expressed his interest in playing football at Miami. Due to NCAA policy, Taylor was obligated to honor the first part of the track season before he can move to the football field -- which is why Taylor was not with the team this past season. He will also remain on the Miami track team.

Although his size might have scared major football programs away, Taylor showed tremendous ability as a return man in his highlights, which is certainly a role where the Canes could use an upgrade. He also played wide receiver and running back in high school.


[HUDL]video/3/1931377/5721c86b0c5e6812249eb76a[/HUDL]

More from his official bio on the HurricaneSports.com website:

Taylor also is the 2016 USATF Junior Olympic Champion in the 100m and won a gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships in the men’s 4x100m. Taylor is ranked No. 1 in America in the boys 60m dash with his time of 6.78. He won the Texas A&M Invitational, Carl Lewis Invitational and the McNeese Invitational. Taylor placed third in the 100m with a time of 10.40 seconds at the 2015 UIL 6A State Meet. That time ranks sixth among returning men’s 100m times in the country.

Taylor is on track scholarship and he would only transfer over to a football scholarship if he played in a game. So if the coaches feel like he can make a meaningful contribution, it's the worth the chance. In all likelihood, the coaches will give him a look in spring practice and see if it's anything worth pursuing long-term.

He'll have a scholly sooner than later. I think we have a future return specialist.

I agree with this as well. Dungans may not be an elite recruiter, but he's a good technical coach which should translate in making this kid a serviceable receiver.

And yeah, placing him on PR/KR is great.
 
That speed will translate well on the football field in college. See jahkeem grant for Texas tech receiver now dolphins receivers/special team returner. About the same size.
 
That's some crazy speed right there.
 
Film blows away Harleys. Kid looks like a much more explosive and diverse athlete. I'd definitely give him a good look.
 
That speed will translate well on the football field in college. See jahkeem grant for Texas tech receiver now dolphins receivers/special team returner. About the same size.

He doesn't look like typical track guy , thru normally have straight line speed and nothing else. He actually has wiggle and looks like a football player
 
That speed will translate well on the football field in college. See jahkeem grant for Texas tech receiver now dolphins receivers/special team returner. About the same size.

He doesn't look like typical track guy , thru normally have straight line speed and nothing else. He actually has wiggle and looks like a football player

Yep, let's see what he can do in the spring
 
He will scare the life out of teams if he is on returns.

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
 
Miami Hurricanes freshman sprinter Brandon Taylor will give football a go this spring, a source told to CanesInSight on Friday. Taylor was the fastest sprinter coming out of Texas in the 2016 class -- he was timed at 10.38 at the Texas Southern Relays in March 2016.

View attachment 41149

Taylor was a 2-star football recruit coming out of Clear Brook high school in Friendswood, Texas last year, mainly due to his size of roughly 5-7, 150-pounds. When he committed to UM for track, he expressed his interest in playing football at Miami. Due to NCAA policy, Taylor was obligated to honor the first part of the track season before he can move to the football field -- which is why Taylor was not with the team this past season. He will also remain on the Miami track team.

Although his size might have scared major football programs away, Taylor showed tremendous ability as a return man in his highlights, which is certainly a role where the Canes could use an upgrade. He also played wide receiver and running back in high school.


[HUDL]video/3/1931377/5721c86b0c5e6812249eb76a[/HUDL]

More from his official bio on the HurricaneSports.com website:

Taylor also is the 2016 USATF Junior Olympic Champion in the 100m and won a gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships in the men’s 4x100m. Taylor is ranked No. 1 in America in the boys 60m dash with his time of 6.78. He won the Texas A&M Invitational, Carl Lewis Invitational and the McNeese Invitational. Taylor placed third in the 100m with a time of 10.40 seconds at the 2015 UIL 6A State Meet. That time ranks sixth among returning men’s 100m times in the country.

Taylor is on track scholarship and he would only transfer over to a football scholarship if he played in a game. So if the coaches feel like he can make a meaningful contribution, it's the worth the chance. In all likelihood, the coaches will give him a look in spring practice and see if it's anything worth pursuing long-term.

He'll have a scholly sooner than later. I think we have a future return specialist.

I agree with this as well. Dungans may not be an elite recruiter, but he's a good technical coach which should translate in making this kid a serviceable receiver.

And yeah, placing him on PR/KR is great.

Just wanted to quote the entire first post like u guys
 
If he can return kicks/punts effectively and even a jet sweep or two a game he's worth a ship
 
Reminds me of little dude from LSU
 

2021 Commits

S
6'5"
220
Fort Lauderdale, FL
DT
6'4"
255
Miami, FL
OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
DE
6'5"
210
Miami, FL
WR
6'2"
180
Miami, FL
RB
6'0"
225
Hollywood, FL
TE
6'4"
210
Frisco, TX
STR
6'3"
190
Melbourne, FL
S
5'11"
200
Miami, FL

Latest Predictions

by whoopingcane
Certain
by under67ty
Medium
by whoopingcane
Certain
by Matthew_Suero
High
by SmoovEth
High

2020 Schedule

09/10
UAB
Miami Gardens, FL
W 31 - 14
09/19
Louisville
Louisville, KY
W 47 - 34
09/26
Florida State
Miami Gardens, FL
W 52 - 10
10/10
Clemson
Clemson, SC
10/17
Pittsburgh
Miami Gardens, FL
10/24
Virginia
Miami Gardens, FL
11/06
NC State
Raleigh, NC
11/14
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
11/21
Georgia Tech
Miami Gardens, FL
11/28
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
12/05
North Carolina
Miami Gardens, FL
Top