Kansas Pregame has partnered with the Kansas Football Coaches Association to provide capsules for their Top 11 and Coach of the Year picks. The team consists of 11 players and an overall Coach of the Year which were nominated from each classification's KFBCA All-State teams and voted on by coaches at the annual KFBCA All-State meeting December 9th in Wichita.
Note, the teams are composed of seniors only and only players from dues paying members of the association are considered. The KFBCA is composed of only 11-Man coaches. The 8-Man coaches operate a separate Kansas Eight-Man Football Coaches Association.
Taylor Poitier, Bishop Miege, 6-3, 258, OL
The best offensive lineman on one of the best offensive lines in the state, the 6-3, 258 pound Poitier was a two-year starter for the five-time consecutive champion Stags.
In addition to his KFBCA Top 11 recognition Poitier also earned All-State honors from The Topeka Capital-Journal and the Wichita Eagle and was named to the Top 100 Seniors list by SportsinKansas where he was also a finalist for the 4A Offensive Player of the Year. He was a first team pick on the offensive line for the Eastern Kansas League and was named to the All-Simone team.
During the Wednesday, December 19th National Signing Day Poitier made his Division I dream come true by signing with Kansas State University after receiving an offer Tuesday evening. Poitier also held an FBS offer from Wyoming.
Miege coach Jon Holmes on Poitier: “Taylor was the leader of an offensive line that led the way this season for an offense that averaged 438 yards per game. He dominated the line of scrimmage and allowed us to run behind him when we needed big plays. His athleticism allowed us to move him around to where we wanted the play to go.”
Mill Valley coach Joel Applebee on Poitier: “Taylor was as good an offensive linemen as I have seen in quite some time in high school. He plays with a tough, physical mentality and finishes blocks as well as anyone I have seen.”