Taj McGowan

  • Pos RB
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 192

Prospect Info

  • High School Hallandale
  • City Hallandale, FL
  • Exp 2015 - ...

UCF Knights

  • Jersey #27
  • Class

As a Prospect


  • Class 2015
  • Committed 6/13/2014
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H.S. Athletic Background

Taj McGowan is a 6-0, 180-pound Running Back from Hallandale, FL.

True Freshman Season (2015)
-Saw time immediately and was second on the team with 85 carries and 284 yards
-Earned one rushing touchdown and had a 3.1 average
-Caught two passes for 13 yards
-Fought through injuries during the season
-Stanford 9/12: Rushed 20 times for 67 yards and had one catch
-Furman 9/19: Had 15 carries for 44 yards
-Tulane 10/3: Rushed nine times and had an 18-yard reception
-Tulsa 11/7: Attempted 11 rushes and posted 38 yards with a touchdown
-East Carolina 11/19: Capped the day with 50 rushing yards on 10 attempts
-USF 11/26: Rushed 13 times for 42 yards

Prior to UCF
-Enrolled at UCF in the spring of 2015
-Coached by Dameon Jones at Hallandale High School
-A three-star product ranked as the No. 81 running back in the nation by 247Sports
-Also listed with three stars by Rivals and ESPN
-Hallandale reached the 2014 FHSAA Class 6A regional semifinals
-Amassed 768 rushing yards for a 9.7 average with 14 touchdowns in 2014
-Had a big day vs. Stranahan, rushing for 123 yards on just six carries with two touchdowns
-As a junior, posted 683 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns
-Drew offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Bowling Green, Temple, Utah, Utah State, Marshall and others

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