Kelvin Taylor, Glades Day (Belle Glade, Fla.),
292 - 2,884 - 40
If Taylor leads the nation in rushing this year, it will also likely mean that he has eclipsed one of the great records in high school football history. With 7,702 yards in his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons, Taylor, the son of former NFL running back Fred Taylor, is just 3,530 yards away from breaking the career national rushing record of 11,232 yards held by Ken Hall. The National Federation of High School Associations does not recognize stat totals accumulated as an eighth-grader. If it did, Taylor would have an additional 1,692 yards to his career total.
Why he will lead the nation in rushing:
He's proven every year that he's capable of rushing for more than 2,500 yards, why not 3,500?Why he will not lead the nation in rushing:
He will likely need more than 300 carries to get the job done and Taylor has never carried the ball that many times in a season.