Walled Lake Western (WI)
ABOUT DARIUS TAYLOR
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Walled Lake Western High School in Walled Lake, Mich. • wore No. 1 for the Warriors • as a senior, rushed 268 times for 2,450 yards and 36 touchdowns (rushing yards and touchdowns broke school records set by Arnie Gillert in 1992, which were 2,178 yards and 32 touchdowns) • caught 14 passes for 292 yards and one touchdown • set single-game school records for rushing yards (438 against Milford), touchdowns (6, which he did three times) and points (36, which he did three times) • named 2022 MHSFCA First Team All-State, First Team All-State by the Detroit Free Press, All-Region, Lakes Valley First Team All-Conference, MLive Metro Detroit Football Dream Team and Detroit News All-North First Team • as a junior, gained 1,379 yards and scored 22 touchdowns on 136 rushing attempts • made 27 receptions for 494 yards and four touchdowns • high school teammate of fellow Minnesota quarterback commit Drew Viotto • coached by Kory Cioroch • also competed in track and field (100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 4×100, 4×200, 4×400 and discus events) and was a state qualifying wrestler at 189 pounds, finishing with a 23-6 record • listed as a four-star recruit by Rivals • ranked as the No. 6 prospect in Michigan and the No. 12 running back in the nation according to Rivals.
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