Today Randy Taylor returned my call questioning his ignoring South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania football players in his list of top recruits in the nation.
Taylor, director of recruiting for the National Collegiate Scouting Association, listed scholastic athletes from Central PA to California in his top 150 recruits for the class of 2011. In doing so, the veteran recruiter ignored players such as St. Augustine kicker Chris Gough and Willingboro defensive back Matt Dash.
"When we do these lists it's important to know that it's just the top 150," Taylor said. "You can get that out of one state."
The former UCLA recruiting coordinator said he evaluates high school players by watching videos and if tapes are not available, he searches the internet for highlights. He also said: "We have scouts all over the place and let me know about players."