Photo of Marcus Taylor II at Widener provided by Marcus Taylor II
BELTON-Marcus Taylor II is returning to his home state.
The defensive back from Buda spent his freshman season at Widener University, a D-III program in Chester, Pennsylvania, where he led the team in interceptions (2) and pass breakups (4), making an immediate impact. But he decided to transfer following the 2022 campaign, and committed to UMHB, a program that offered him out of high school, on Jan. 5.
Taylor is no stranger to top-level competition, having been named a Third Team All-State honoree at Hays High School, playing in District 25-6A against the likes of Westlake, Lake Travis, and Bowie during his prep career. In his senior year alone, Taylor faced five-star talent on a number of occasions, in Lake Travis receiver Caleb Burton (Class of 2022’s No. 7 WR according to 247 Sports, and now at Ohio State), Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik (now at Clemson), Westlake reciever Jaden Greathouse (Notre Dame signee), and Dripping Springs quarterback Austin Novosad (Oregon signee). And that’s just a few. Facing tough opponents from his spot at cornerback week in and week out prepared Taylor for a solid freshman year at Widener, putting him in a good position coming to Belton.
True To The Cru’s Riley Zayas caught up with Taylor on Monday, to discuss his high school experience, what seeing so much action during his freshman year at Widener did for his development, and his admiration for Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt. All that and more in this edition of Catching up with the Commits! Listen below.
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