Player Spotlight: Justin Taylor C/O ’21 Wideout/Free Safety

Justin Taylor is a sensational senior product out of St. Anne-Pacelli High School in Columbus, Georgia.

Taylor is a wide out on offense and free safety on defense for the Vikings.  The senior is a dynamically complex student with a matching athletic background.  As a NCAA and NAIA eligible dual sport student athlete, he is a hidden gem with a high upside for potential college coaches.  He is a remarkable athlete who gives 100% on both sides of the ball, is a high riser, and has untouchable hands in football and basketball. 

10 Facts about Justin Taylor

1.  Justin is known as JT and has three daily quotes.

·       #WerkJTTWerk – I werk in school, sports, and life.  Werk is needed to build a legacy.

·       #BeDifferent – My path is guided by God; but my actions belong to me.

·       Prove OTHERS wrong with YOUR actions because nothing matters except RESULTS.

2.  ACADEMICS –

·       3.41 Unweighted GPA, 61 Sum ACT

·       5 dual enrollment courses completed with 3 more by May 2021

·       National Society of High School Scholars

·       Positive A+ State of Georgia Athlete Nominee

·       PSAT National Merit Qualifying Scholarship Test (NMQST) Qualifier.


3.  He has earned 45 College Acceptances with 45 Awards totaling $1.5+ Million in Scholarships.*


4.  1st member ever from Columbus, GA to be selected as a member of Usher’s New Look Leadership Academy.  In May 2021, he will earn a Leadership Certification from Emory University Business School & a college scholarship.


5.  He has unusually long limbs suitable for the Wipeout position.  He is 6’2″, weighs 165 lbs, has 9″ hands, wingspan of 80″ and squats 285 lbs.  He can run routes, go up and over defense backs, and use his long arms to snatch mid-air passes with one hand.

·       Hudl:  https://www.hudl.com/profile/12563957/Justin-JT-Taylor

·       Highlights:  https://youth.be/eg7ArBiV5cM

·       Profile:   https://bleechr.com/profile/4952-jttscreations


6.  Varsity Starter with State Playoffs experience in both basketball and football.

·       St. Anne Pacelli High School made it to the Sweet 16 of the Georgia High School Association Playoffs.

·       Calvary Christian School reigning regional runner up for basketball and 2019 Regional champions. Attended CCS from 2018-2020.  


7.  Athletic Awards for 2 Sports


FOOTBALL (Wide Receiver/Free Safety)

·       2021 Offense-Defense (O-D) Elite Camp MVP

·       2021 Offense-Defense (O-D) All-American East Coast Bowl Invitee

·       c/o 2021 Wide Receivers XOS Digital’s All Top Gun Team (FBU Camp)

·       2020 Elite 11 Finals Wide Receiver

·       2020 Kinetic Credit Union Scholar Athlete of the Week (featured on WTVM Fox Network at wtvm.com/video/2019/12/18/justin-taylor/)

·       2020 Your Local Geico Office Athletes of the Week – Pacelli Vikings

·       2020 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Playoffs (Sweet 16)

·       2019 Brandon Woods 7-on-7 Football Camp Hustle Medal


BASKETBALL (Small Forward)

2019-2020 School Team

·       GAPPs Sports Region 3 Double-Double Leader

·       Team Leading Rebounder & Shot Blocker- Max Preps Player of the Game (4 Times).


8.  Offered by Tabor College (will visit them later this month).  15+ other schools showing athletic interest via coaches’ communications.

9.  Committed to playing in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Game in Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium on January 29, 2021.


10.  Trained by collegiate & professional basketball and football athletes –

·       5x CFL All-Star & former University of Georgia’s WR Terrence Edwards (TEWRAcademy)

·       Michael-Dewayne Meeks (Heat Sportz AAU),

·       Former Villanova’s QB Antwon Young (Real Deal Training)

·       7x Arena Football Pro-Bowler Damian Daniels (KnightHawk Next Level Defensive Back Training)

·       2x National Champion at Georgia Southern Derrick Owens (D5 Fitness and Performance).

*45 College Acceptances

1.  Mississippi State University

2.  Methodist University (Scholarship)

3.  North Carolina Wesleyan College (Scholarship)

4.  Millsaps College (Scholarship)

5.  Ave Maria University (Scholarship)

6.  Shorter University (Scholarship)

7.  Gardner-Webb University (Scholarship)

8.  The University of South Alabama

9.  Eastern Carolina University

10. Plymouth State University (Scholarship)

11.  Charleston Southern University (Scholarship)

12. Madonna University (Scholarship)

13. Eastern Kentucky University

14. Tabor College (Football Offer & Scholarship)

15. Emmanuel College

16. Defiance College (Scholarship)

17. Webber International University

18. Catawba College (Scholarship)

19. Carson-Newman University (Scholarship)

20. Western Kentucky University (Scholarship)

21. Samford University (Scholarship)

22. The University of Mississippi – Ole Miss

23. Tusculum University

24. Pittsburgh State University

25. The University of Tampa (Scholarship)

26. Barry University

27. Johnson & Wales University (Scholarship)

28. Missouri Baptist University

29. Berry College (Scholarship)

30. Keiser University (Scholarship)

31. University of Toledo (Scholarship)

32. Saint Augustine University

33. Stetson University (Scholarship)

34. Arkansas Baptist University

35. Kennesaw State University

36. Elon University

37. Bethany College (Scholarship)

38. Jacksonville State University (Scholarship)

39. Capitol University (Scholarship)

40. Mercer University

41. University of Alabama in Birmingham

42. Valdosta State University

43. Birmingham-Southern College (Scholarship)

44. High Point University (Scholarship)

45. Missouri Valley College

ADDITIONAL VIDEO FOOTAGE

YouTube Highlights:  https://youtu.be/eg7ArBiV5cM

Hudl Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/v/2EdD3n

Elite 11 Video: https://youtu.be/9_Fr2rbs4f8
FBU Top Gun Video: https://youtu.be/PPq8pi4oy5c
Training Videos
https://youtu.be/tCXpHoQQ-QQ ~ Football 1,2,3
https://youtu.be/KQlL5PNPFpc ~ Who is JTT?

Twitter: @Jttscreations2

Instagram: @jju5tin

Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

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