When it comes to college football recruits, Archbishop Wood is starting to dot the Division I-A landscape.
Multipurpose standout Desmon Peoples is headed to Rutgers. Tight end Colin Thompson is ticketed for Florida. And running back Brandon Peoples, Desmon's cousin, is bound for Temple.
Wednesday, in a 1:30 p.m. conference in the school's auditorium, sturdy offensive lineman Frank Taylor is expected to announce his decision to head northeast and play for Boston College, according to sources.
The 6-foot-4, 290-pound junior's list of finalists also included Harvard, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers.
Taylor, who doubles as a defensive tackle, had 20-plus scholarship offers.
"He's a tough kid, has a nasty streak in him," Vikings coach Steve Devlin said. "He hasn't come off the field much the last two seasons."
Last year, while helping Wood post a 13-1 record and advance to the PIAA Class AAA state semifinals, Taylor earned Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors. He was a first-team all-Catholic League selection.
After Taylor's announcement, Brandon Arcidiacono, a 6-5, 250-pound junior center and defensive tackle, is expected to be the next Wood player to make a Division I commitment. He has 15 scholarship offers.
Vikings defensive back Nate Smith, a junior transfer from George Washington, also is drawing interest at the top level.