That early attention paid off for Buzz Williams and his staff, as they picked up a verbal pledge from the 2012 top 100 prospect on Sunday.
"It's a great fit," Taylor said. "I can see myself playing there. They've been around for a long time.
Taylor said he also strongly considered Missouri and DePaul.
"I really want my family to come see me play and my coaches from high school," Taylor added.
The 6-foot-7, 210-pound power forward strung together an impressive spring and summer playing with the Mac Irvin Fire. A four-star prospect, Taylor currently ranks No. 72 in the 2012 class.
"Coach Buzz and coach [Tony] Benford did a great job of recruiting him and he is a great fit for their system," Fire coach Mike Irvin told Scout.com.
Taylor is Marquette's third commitment for the 2012 class. He joins JUCO standout T.J. Taylor and four-star Virginia native Jamal Ferguson.