POY Watch: Mount Paran's Trammell keeps getting better

Taylor Trammell was having a very good season even before last week. Add a 346-yard rushing performance, and the Mount Paran Christian running back is now having what has to be called a great year.

Trammell has rushed for a state-leading 1,110 yards in five games. That's on pace to break 3,000 yards if Mount Paran reaches the state final again this season. Only two players in state history (Daccus Turman and Herschel Walker) have done that even once.


GHSF Daily this week asked Mount Paran coach Mitch Jordan to compare the two elite running backs.

"I think Dorian's track-and-field background may have given him the edge over Taylor regarding top-end speed; however, I have not seen many people catch Taylor from behind," Jordan said. "Both guys have great vision and run with power. Taylor does an excellent job of being patient and allowing the blocking schemes to unfold. Dorian would hit the hole 100 miles an hour and adjust as necessary. That is probably the biggest difference in their running styles."

Trammell is up to No. 2 on GHSF Daily's POY Watch. New to the Watch this week is Cedar Grove DT Antwuan Jackson. Back in the Watch is Archer RB/DB Jamyest Williams.

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