By Miranda Crockett

Magna Vista High School senior Louis Taylor received an offer to play Division I football back in May and on Wednesday, he signed his National Letter of Intent sealing the deal with Liberty University. The 6-feet, 1-inch tall senior decided in June verbally that he would take the offer to play for the Flames.

Taylor said that it was nice being able to make that early decision to continue his career at Liberty University. It made it easier for him to focus on his upcoming senior season at Magna Vista. “I didn’t have to go through any of the other stuff like choosing and picking,” said Taylor. “I knew then and they made me feel welcome.”

Taylor is the seventh Magna Vista football player in recent years to earn a scholarship from a Division I program. “It’s just special,” said Taylor about celebrating with his family and teammates. “They’re the ones that had me through all this.”

Liberty felt that it would be a good idea for Taylor to get an early start on his college career. He will be graduating in December and enrolling at Liberty University in January for the spring semester. “This is my last week of high school,” said Taylor. “I’m looking forward to the college experience altogether. You know football is not forever so getting school in is important too.”