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75 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Taylor Poitier

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In which BracketCat counts down the 75th day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Taylor Poitier.

#75 Dylan Couch
The early departure of walk-on Dylan Couch (75) has opened up both a roster spot and jersey number for incoming freshman Taylor Poitier.
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Taylor Poitier

True Freshman | 6-3 | 250 lbs. | Shawnee, Kansas
Taylor Poitier
Taylor Poitier
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Taylor Alexzander Poitier (b. Jan. 7, 2001) is a offensive line recruit from Bishop Miege High School in Shawnee. He probably will redshirt in 2019, but still could play in four games.

Poitier was regarded as the 56th-best offensive guard in the Class of 2019 by ESPN, while 247Sports ranked him 72nd. ESPN also rated him the eighth-best player in Kansas.

Poitier played under head coach John Holmes at Bishop Miege, where he helped the Stags to earn their fifth-straight Kansas Class 5A state championship in 2018, while they also earned a collective 44-4 record during his four seasons.

He was named to the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA) Top-11 team among all classes, while he was an all-state selection on the Class 4A level by the organization.

Poitier also picked up first-team all-state honors from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle as a senior, and was named to the 2018 All-Simone Team as one of the top prep players in the Kansas City area.

He picked K-State over an offer from Wyoming and interest from SMU. Poitier’s primary recruiter was his new offensive line coach, Conor Riley.