When you play in the state championship game, it’s often an opportunity for the entire nation to see you play on television, and that was the case this past weekend for Rivals100 and Michigan commitment Terrance Taylor of Muskegon, Mich.
The 6-foot-1, 285-pound Taylor was faced with double and triple-teams throughout most of the game but still was able to help his team come away with the state championship trophy. For Taylor, he said it’s a dream come true.
“I dreamed about going out this way,” he said. “But it’s turned out to be everything I’ve dreamed and more. I never thought this would really happen. It’s like I still can’t believe it’s happened. I woke up this morning and read all the papers… it’s crazy.”
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Taylor said he’s loved every minute of his senior season, and he knows that his stats might not be at the same high level as they were in his junior and sophomore seasons but he came away with the title and that’s what mattered most to him.
“I drew a lot of attention and focus from the offenses this year,” he said. “They would double and triple team me, so that freed up a lot of other players. And they made the plays. I know that I’m going to have to do what it takes to free up others to make the big tackles, and I didn’t mind that at all.”
Taylor, a long time Wolverine commitment, said he’s still very solid on UM and he talks to coach Malone once a week.
“He told me they were going to be at the Dome,” Taylor said. “I didn’t get to see him but I knew he was there. I’m still very solid on my commitment. I don’t get any other calls, but I still get some letters. I’m going to Michigan, and I’m impressed with how they’ve played this year.
“They’ve played with a lot of heart.”
Just like Taylor did all year long.