Signing day is not just a big day for high school seniors, as Lackawanna (Pa.) College can attest. On Wednesday, three juco prospects at Lackawanna will sign letters of intent to Division I programs.
For Taliaferro, Coastal Carolina provided him an opportunity no other school was willing to give him: a chance to play running back.
“I had interest from [FBS] schools but they wanted me to play fullback,” he said. “I feel that I can do more than just blocking. A lot of schools I could see were second guessing my talent. I want to go to a school that appreciates my talent on the first look.”
Taliaferro made a visit to Coastal Carolina recently, and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. He likes the campus, facilities and people, and it’s located right near the beach.
A Virginia native, being closer to home was pivotal in his decision.
“That played into it a lot because my mom is a single mother and she doesn’t know much about football,” Taliaferro said, “but she loves the fact I can do what I can do. It’s only a five-hour drive for her.”