My name is Solo Taylor and all I have ever wanted to do is play football. I cannot adequately thank the coaches, teammates, and mentors who have guided me and helped me get where I am today.
I am from Rigby, Idaho a small town in southeast Idaho, better known for the birthplace of television and it’s high school basketball teams than for football.
Prior to my sophomore year, Rigby High School football had only won a hand full of games in the past 13 years. I wanted to change that and make Rigby Football respectable again.
The only way to this was to start from the ground up. We first started in the weight room during the off season. Early morning work outs became the norm.
We also attended a lot of football camps. I especially like Boise State camps.
Being able to practice and play on “The Blue” and be coached up by the Boise coaches was so cool for a stereotypical kid from Idaho who grew up watching Kellen Moore sling it.
The hard work has paid off. Rigby has made the playoffs all three years that I have started varsity, with two years in the semi-finals. Football matters at Rigby now.
I love that at Boise State football matters. It matters to everyone; the players, coaches, community, University, and fans. I am so excited for the opportunity to play for Boise State.
It really is a dream come true. I have been to Boise State and it’s football facilities many times and I have developed a great relationship with the coaches, especially Coach Avalos.
I feel like Coach Avalos and the rest of the staff can help me develop into the best college football player I can be. I wanted to challenge myself to be great and I feel like there is no other place that can afford me this opportunity then Boise State.
I had many FCS offers and an offer from Utah, but when I came to Boise last Thursday it felt like coming home.
Solo is your typical home grown football player, blue collar. While many of the Idaho players may be undersized for Division I Football, Taylor doesn’t lack that. Registering at 6-foot-3, 220lbs. His 40-yard dash is solid too at 4.72.
Playing where it matters… Excited to announce my commitment to Boise State. Go Broncos! pic.twitter.com/5OVc6o8VaX
— Han Solo Taylor (@DreamKiller44) January 28, 2016
He has a knack for the ball, and attacks the offense. In his senior campaign he had 112 total tackles, 15 of those were for a loss and had one interception. You can view his interception below in his Hudl highlights.
Not only can Taylor play the linebacker position, he can run the ball, effectively. Rushing for 312 yards and five touchdowns his senior year.
He will be walking onto Boise State, but the walk on position has been very kind historically to the Boise State Football program. Look for Taylor to redshirt this coming season.