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Taylor Hansford from Taylor County High is more than just a name in the MLB slot

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We love Taylor Hansford. He is our kind of player. He is a tad undersized at 5’10,” 195-pounds but his on-field production is undeniable and the 3.2 GPA will leave him with plenty of options both on and off the playing field. Besides all of that, how about a guy named “Taylor” developing into a star at Taylor County? Pretty cool, huh? We agree.

Fletcher Long, Chief of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball

Names seem to have an interesting significance from time to time. Ask Juliet Capulet, who, when speaking of her love, Romeo Montague, said, ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s a Montague?…What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

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Well put. Shakespeare certainly had a gift.

So we say all that to say it is interesting, at least to us, that the star middle linebacker at Taylor County is named Taylor Hansford. It seems somewhat foreordained for some reason.

In the end, Juliet was right. It really isn’t the name which matters. It doesn’t here either.

You see, his 75 tackles are what really counts for Taylor Hansford; they are the true reason this article is being composed and published. We are as equally interested in his leading his squad in stops as we are his posting a 3.2 GPA at Taylor County in the class room. In the end, those will be the numbers which will matter the most.

That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

There are some other relevant numbers too, at least in the eyes of college recruiters. These numbers are much more prized by the recruiters than by our magazine.

Hansford is only 5’10.” That stature is a few inches shy of where some programs want MLB’s.

Hansford weighs in at 195-pounds. That is 20-or so pounds shy of where programs will want to see a college LB and perhaps 30-pounds shy of a college MLB.

Still, Hansford is being heavily courted. He has gone to Lindsey Wilson and to UPike for games. Hansford has more camps and visits to follow as he gets ready for perhaps his most important offseason of his football career (the one between his junior and senior years).

Hansford’s play hasn’t gone unnoticed. Hansford was invited to play in Dave Schuman’s National Underclassman All-American Game (NUC All-American). Hansford appears to have enjoyed the experience. He also seems to have excelled under the lights, when given his opportunity.

In the end, that is all the Taylor Hansfords out there are asking; that they be given an opportunity. All they want is a chance.

They seem to have done well with the chances they have previously been afforded. At the very least, Taylor Hansford has.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

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