Sidney High School senior offensive lineman Lorenzo Taborn signed a national letter of intent to play football at Division I Bowling Green of the Mid-American Conference.
The signing took place Wednesday night at the high school.
Taborn, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive tackle, was an important player in Sidney’s 6-4 football season last fall. Running behind Taborn, the Yellow Jackets had the No. 4 rushing offense in the 18-team Greater Western Ohio Conference, and put up nearly 31 points per game, fourth-best in school history.
Taborn led the Jackets with an overall grade of 88 percent on the offensive line. He also recorded 46 “pancake” blocks in ten games.
He went on to be named first-team all-GWOC North and second-team all-Southwest District for Division 2.
He was recently invited to and played in the Blue-Grey All-American game in Tampa in January.
New BG offensive line coach Stephen Hamby said “Lorenzo is a phenomenal athlete who excels on the football field as well as on the basketball court. He has the attitude necessary to play on our offensive line and he will fit in well here at Bowling Green.”
“It’s been neat watching Lorenzo grow up as an athlete and a man,” said Sidney High head football coach Adam Doenges. “It’s been a long time since Sidney has had a D-1 football scholarship athlete. I believe we have more coming in the near future, and Lorenzo has opened that door for them.”