Lewisville, home of the 1993 and 1996 state championships, is on the rise and making some noise again.
They started the season exceptionally, going 7-1 with their only loss being by four to Flower Mound. Lewisville looked as if they were about to make a serious playoff run. Their next three games though? A loss to Hebron, a one-possession loss to Garrett Nussmeier and Marcus. Finally, in bi-district play, a shellacking at the hands of state powerhouse Carroll.
It was a rough end to the year after such a promising start for the Farmers of Lewisville. However, star quarterback, Taylen Green won’t let that get to him as he looks forward to 2020 to write the wrongs of the end of 2019 and go out with a bang.
Taylen Green is a 6’4 near 200-pound monster of a quarterback. He’s a three-star recruit via 247Sports and is one of the best quarterbacks in the class of 2021 in Texas. Last year, his first year starting for the Farmers, he threw for 2,217 yards with 25 touchdowns to just three interceptions. The 4.64 40-yard dash speed of Green came in handy too as he ran for 445 yards and 12 touchdowns during his junior season as well.
“My faith in Jesus Christ, my work ethic, and my perseverance all lead to my personal success,” Green said.
Green put himself on the map in 2019, now he wants to translate that to team success in 2020.
“Our goal for Lewisville is to of course win state. But more importantly play like a team, play for each other,” Green said.
Green since exploding onto the scene has amassed an array of offers from Central Michigan, to San Diego State, to UTEP. He explains how the recruitment process for him has been speeding up as of late.
“The recruiting process has been picking up ever since late May. I have been on zoom calls and FaceTimes with multiple schools like Louisville, San Diego State, Wyoming, UTEP, and Central Michigan. I have been in contact through text with other schools like Tulsa, and Southern Mississippi, and New Mexico State,” Green said.
Green as a sophomore, ran Track and FIeld for Allen. He specialized in the long jump and triple jump where he had personal bests of 22’ 6.75 and 43’ 4.5 respectively. Taylen Green transferred from Allen to be the man at Lewisville. So far, so good.
Green has been doing his best to stay in shape during this quarantine getting in workouts whenever he can.
“I have been staying in shape during quarantine by doing agility and speed work with my trainer at open football fields and parks,” Green explained.
As a sophomore, Green threw one single pass for Allen. More than 99% of all other pass attempts went to Raylen Sharpe and Grant Tisdale. Raylen Sharpe got the nod in 2019 for Allen and he ran with it. Green took his talents elsewhere and has been just as spectacular.
Now, Green has a whole year under his belt. Expect him to explode into a supernova this upcoming year. This kid hasn’t even hit his peak yet.
“They should know that I’m all for the fans and I’m passionate about the game. Also, they should know I will always go 100% on and off the field,” Green said.