Thursday, February 3, 2011
Willie Taggart with the help of his hometown buddy Ray Woodie pulled off a second straight recruiting coup this week for Western Kentucky University.
For the second consecutive year Taggart's WKU squad signed the top rated recruting class in the Sun Belt Conference.
Best part for Taggart, who took over the Hilltoppers program prior to the 2010 season, is that class comes without calculating Jon Dowling.
Dowling was a five-star recruit when he came out of Southeast High in 2010 and was rated the 10th best player in the country by ESPN.
WKU signed a Sun Belt Conference high eleven 3-star recruits edging defending league champion FIU, which had 10.
Southeast's two 3-star contributors were receiver Boe Brand and linebacker Terran Williams. Another Southeast signee, quarterback Dyron Speight, is a two star recruit.
Ironically one of FIU's 3-star recruits was former Southeast defensive lineman Giovani Franois, who played at Wise High School in Maryland last season. The Miami school also signed Manatee High offensive lineman Prince Matt.
Posted by Bradenton Herald at 9:25 AM