The victim most seriously injured in the shooting on 17th Street in Apopka, Florida on February 28th is a former college football linebacker from Ole Miss and Georgia Southern, LBS has learned. Quentin Taylor was shot in the left cheek and the bullet exited through the back of his head. In the incident report, it says Taylor appeared to have had a seizure while in the hospital.
The 24-year-old victim was a top linebacker and running back at Apopka High School and All-State player as a senior. He was a top 20 linebacker and played 15 games for Ole Miss before transferring to Georgia Southern. Somewhat ironically, his major at Georgia Southern was criminal justice according to his football profile. Additionally, Taylor had a 3.2 GPA in high school and achieved an 1150 on his SATs.
In an interview with recruiting site Rivals.com in 2005, Taylor had this interesting response to a question. “Are there any rising seniors from Apopka that we need to know about? “Yea, Nico Stanley. He plays LB/RB for us. Nico is about 6′ 0″, 210. And Joe Shula at WR. He is about 6′ 4″, 185. All three of our senior offensive linemen are for real. Jamal Bass, Abe Evelan, and Gregory. They are all legit.”
The first player he mentioned, Nico Stanley, is the other man who was shot in the incident.