Redshirt freshman who will have an opportunity to showcase his talents in the spring... hopes to work his way into regular work in the defensive line rotation.
2016: Redshirted in his true freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned second-team 4A all-state honors as a senior at McDonogh 35 in New Orleans... graduated in 2016... coached by Wayne Reese... helped the Roneagles to an 11-3 record as a senior... Rivals ranks him as a three-star prospect, the 22nd-best player in Louisiana and the 35th-best defensive tackle in the nation... 247Sports considers him a four-star prospect, the 16th-best player in Louisiana, the 26th-best defensive tackle in the country and No. 263 overall... rated a four-star prospect, the 15th-best player in the state, the 23rd-best defensive tackle in the nation and No. 226 overall by ESPN.
PERSONAL: Full name is Mastephon Lachristavious Taylor... born January 29, 1998.