Madison Academy all-time leading tackler Taylor Ziak signs with Cumberlands, Ky.
SOURCE INFORMATON: DANIEL BOYETTE /al.com
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Patience paid off for Taylor Ziak.
A month after National Signing Day, Madison Academy's all-time leading tackler announced the next stop in his playing career will be Cumberlands (Ky.).
The 5-foot-10, 220-pound linebacker recorded 161 tackles last season while helping lead the Mustangs to a second consecutive Class 3A state title. As a junior, Ziak made 154 stops despite missing two games with a knee injury. He was named first-team All-State the past two seasons.
"Taylor has been instrumental in anchoring our defense the last two years and leading us to two state championships," Mustangs coach Eric Coh said. "He's like having a coach on the field directing our defense. His work ethic and persistence will take allow him to have a great college career."
Cumberlands went 13-1 last season, falling to Grand View (Iowa) in the NAIA national championship game.