Clinton (Md.) Gwynn Park is off to a 10-0 record with the help of Rivals250 defensive tackle Phillip Taylor. Last week the 6-foot-3, 346-pounder helped the Yellowjackets to victory over Fairmont Heights 62-0. This week Taylor faces a much stiffer test against Westlake in the opening round of the playoffs.
"We just have to come out and play because they are a good team and it should be a good game," he said. "Our team has been doing really well. We're playing together and I believe this is the team that can win the championship.
"I've done really well this season with 45 tackles and eight sacks. I think I've played pretty good. I've learned to stay low a lot more and now nobody can block me and I'm picking guys up off the ball."
On the recruiting front, the four-star prospect is waiting to schedule visits until after the season, but he's pretty sure where he's going.
"I'm still planning to take my officials to Florida, Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia Tech in December and January," he said. "I hope all those schools show me a good time and I want to feel at home. Most of these schools have mentioned I have a good chance of playing early and that's part of the reason I'm considering them, but we'll see what happens on my visits."