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Standout returns to Taft for senior season

Defensive back/running back T.J. Flournoy (6-0, 205, 4.55) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft has been a known commodity as a talented football player ever since he burst onto the scene as a freshman at Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral.
Flournoy played for Taft as a sophomore and then transferred to North Hills (Calif.) Monroe for his junior season where he was an all-league selection. He was a member of the Student Sports all-state underclass team for both his frosh and sophomore years.
While at Monroe, Flournoy was all over the field as a strong safety racking up 101 tackles, seven sacks, and one pick.
"Terrance has a great first step to the ball," Taft offensive coordinator Derwin Henderson said. "He's an impact player."
"Terrance can turn a game around with a big hit," Henderson said. "He's also very good in space."
Simply put, Flournoy can flat out play the game of football. A tremendous all-around athlete, Flournoy could just as easily be a big time running back. He was considered one of the Golden State's top freshman running back prospects when he was at Cathedral three years ago.
Flournoy is also an excellent kick and punt returner, which will add to his recruitment.
On the recruiting trail Arizona, Oregon and Penn State want Flournoy to go to their camps. He will indeed go to at least one but it is not certain if he will take in all three or two or just one.
Besides the above schools, Flournoy is getting correspondence from UCLA, Washington, and Washington State.