Taylor On The Verge of Visits

Point guard Tyshawn Taylor is going to take five official visits. While the process is getting a somewhat late start, there's a reason for the delay and a plan going forward.

Apparently we jumped the gun. Here at Scout.com we had Tyshawn Taylor visiting Virginia Tech and Marquette already this month. Not so fast says Taylor.

"Actually, I haven't gone on any," Taylor said. "I was supposed to go this weekend but it got postponed. I had to go to a funeral."

The 6-foot-2 point guard out of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony's takes his first official visit this coming weekend. After the trip to see the Hokies, Taylor will spent Oct. 4 at Marquette, the 12th at Georgia Tech and the 18th at Virginia. A trip to Kansas will be scheduled in the near future.

Though he hasn't taken an official visit, Taylor's been busy with in-homes. However, while the in-homes are informative, they'll only serve as a guide as he sifts through the process. No one has moved to the head of the class yet. "At this point I can't tell," Taylor said. "I've had all my home visits but each school says the same thing – I can come in and play and contribute to the team. I can't say one is ahead of the other because I'm pretty much hearing the same things."

For Taylor, playing time will be a huge factor. He's not demanding a start or even minutes but getting on the floor with a chance to be part of the program is key. "I want to play. I don't want to go somewhere and sit on the bench. I want to play and get in the games and contribute whether its 10 minutes or 20 minutes, that's good for me."

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