Steve Taylor (jr) of Simeon - Taylor is best known for being a 6'7" power forward basketball star for the defending state champions Simeon Wolverines. He already has offers from Northwestern and Southern Illinois and made an unofficial visit to the University if Illinois yesterday. He is one of the top basketball prospects for the class of 2012. What sets Taylor apart is that he is one of the few Simeon star basketball players that plays both football and basketball. On the football field - the 6'7" Taylor is one of the top kickers in the Public League. He has a leg strong enough to kick it into the end zone on kickoffs- a rarity in high school football. Taylor also gives the Wolverines a field goal threat. As a freshman he hit a 25 yarder to beat Morgan Park with 14 seconds left in the game.
Francisco Rodriguez (sr) of Hubbard. Hubbard is another a CPS school that tries to be good in all phases of the game. Last year, they had all-city kicker Carlos Gonzalez. This year, it looks like Francisco Rodriguez, a small player at only 125lbs, is the main kicker.
Dominic Kozlowski (sr- 6'0, 217lbs) - At 6 feet 217lbs, Kozlowski is big enough to play linebacker. At Curie Kozlowski is next in line to carry on the great kicking tradition at Curie. If Robeson is the relay school, Simeon the offense school, then Curie is the kicking school as they have had several all-city kickers in the past.
(If anyone knows of anyone else that should be added to this list please comment)
Nick Alvarez, Taft
Duane Pipkins, Robeson
Top CPS Players