Taylor Killian moved from Bridgeport High School in West Virginia to Louisa, Kentucky this past summer. Killian enrolled at Lawrence County High and helped the Bulldogs to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Killian had 54 tackles and two fumble recoveries on the season for his team, playing on the defensive line. The effort was enough to get college interest for the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder.
“I was realistically looking at Wittenburg and Kentucky Christian University,” said Killian. “Tiffin was a wildcard that worked out. “I turned down a handful of D-1 opportunities to go somewhere where I would be appreciated immediately,” he continued.
Tiffin made quite an impression on the senior in many aspects according to the senior.
“Whenever visiting a college, I would strive to look for a few key things,” he said. “Tiffin seemed to have them all. The size was perfect. The practice facilities are D-1. The people are friendly and the academic possibilities at the school are perfect for my intended major. Most of all, I fit in the overall scheme of Tiffin football,” he continued.
Killian was also impressed with the faculty at the school along with the coaching staff.
“People have always made a huge impression on me. It was no different in this case. The coaches were on top of everything financially and while I was there I was able to talk to professors about classes and opportunities,” he continued.
Killian is working hard in the offseason to make sure he’s ready to compete immediately for his college team.
“I’m lifting and running four days a week. The coaches have sent me a full workout that I’m sticking to. I have been eating healthier to lose fat. I want to be faster and stronger to prove to the coaches and myself that I can cut it at the next level,” he continued.
Killian will play outside linebacker and defensive end for Tiffin. He’s excited about the opportunity that has presented itself and he likes the challenge.
“(It’s been) six years in the making and it’s finally coming full circle. I’ve worked my butt off and I’m excited as I’ve ever been. It’s a whole new challenge and I believe I’m up for the task. I want to be pushed,” he finished.