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52 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Taylor Poitier

In which BracketCat counts down the 52nd day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Taylor Poitier.

Ben Leber #52
Many of our most prominent players to wear #52 have been linebackers, such as Ben Leber (52). They aren’t often offensive linemen like redshirt freshman Taylor Poitier.

Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.

#52 Taylor Poitier

Redshirt Freshman | 6-2 | 277 lbs. | Shawnee, Kansas
Taylor Poitier
Taylor Poitier
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Taylor Alexzander Poitier (b. Jan. 7, 2001) is a offensive lineman from Bishop Miege High School in Shawnee. He redshirted in 2019, but has a chance at reserve playing time in 2020.

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.