Coran Taylor is only concerned about playing in a Big Ten stadium Saturday because that’s where he’ll play a high school state title game.
But the Peoria High quarterback is getting interest from Big Ten teams and he hasn’t lost sight of the fact he is playing a state championship game at the home of the University of Illinois. The Illini are among the teams recruiting him.
“I have visited there a lot, I really like the stadium. I will enjoy playing on it this weekend,” said Taylor.” It is really neat with the field. And I know the coaches there, Lovie (Smith) and all them.”
Taylor, a 6-3, 205-pound junior, leads Peoria High into it’s first state title game appearance since 1988. The Lions (12-1) will play Vernon Hills (10-3) for the Class 5A championship.
“I hope it happens for him,” said Peoria High coach Tim Thornton of a Big 10 football scholarship for Taylor. “It shows when he gets on the field. I’d be really happy for him if something like that happened.”
Taylor has passed for 1327 yards and 15 TD’s this year; he’s rushed for 1537 yards and 19 scores.