Rowlett (TX) High School’s, Chase Taylor, recently visited the green and gold in early April at one of Baylor’s spring practices. The six-foot-one, 210-pound linebacker had an exciting time visiting with coaches and experiencing what it might be like to be a Baylor Bear
“I’ve started talking with Coach McGuire about two weeks before I visited on April 8th,” Taylor said when asked how his relationship with Baylor began.
On his visit Taylor had a chance to speak with Director of Player Personnel, Evan Cooper, as well as have lunch with linebackers coach, Mike Siravo.
Of course Taylor also had a chance to see the athletic facilities.
“I actually played in McLane Stadium my sophomore year during the third round of playoffs which was incredible,” Taylor said. “But being here and seeing the facilities that go along with it really changes your mindset.”
Taylor’s great experience was not only because of the coaching staff and the facilities, but the player’s attitude on the field played a part as well.
“Honestly I loved that the players just went out there and got it,” Taylor expressed. “There wasn’t a time where the coaches had to tell them to hustle. They knew exactly what to do and were ready to play.”
Taylor hasn’t received any offers yet, but has visited TCU and has sparked the interest of a few Ivy League schools.
“I’ll be back to Baylor this Saturday for the spring game,” Taylor informed me. “I hear is a lot of fun.”
As Taylor heads into next football season he says he’s mainly working on putting on muscle as well as his speed and agility. There’s no doubt that this highly driven athlete will be receiving his first offer in the near future.
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