Nose tackle Nikko Taylor of Riverside City College told the Star-Advertiser he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors. This is what it means:
> Fills a need: Three guys who played nose last year — Moses Samia, Marcus Malepeai and Calen Friel — graduated the past December. Kory Rasmussen and Penitito Faalologo have taken most of the snaps at nose this spring.
> Big body: Taylor is 6 feet, 300 pounds and capable of benching more than 400 pounds.
> No waiting period: He earns his AA next month, then joins the Warriors this summer. He has two years to play two seasons. However, he received a medical hardship after suffering a knee injury as a freshman at Southeastern Louisiana. He actually has a redshirt year available. But he won’t need it. He’s expected to play right away.
> Old ties: He wants to play for Norm Chow, who was on the BYU coaching staff when his high school defensive coordinator played for the Cougars.
> Nose defense: Yes, he’s that sort of crazy guy who wants to play in the trenches and fight off double teams.
> His story: Star-Advertiser story