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Sources: Wood's Taylor will pick B.C.

The heavily recruited lineman plans to announce his college choice on Wednesday.

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.