Charlton Plans to Take His Time

DE Taco Charlton has already picked up nine scholarship offers, but says that he is in no rush to make his college decision.

Pickerington, Ohio defensive end Taco Charlton is rapidly emerging as one of top prospects in the Midwest for the class of 2013.

A productive junior campaign has already led to nine early FBS offers for Charlton.

"It went real good," Charlton said of his team's season. "We got to the state championship and I had a big role in helping them get to that goal. My biggest strength is that I am faster than a lot of offensive linemen, and I am strong too that helps me out too."

Though busy dominating the competition at the high school level, Charlton made sure to take some time to get around to a few of the college programs that are showing him interest in recruiting. He made trips to Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State during the regular season.

Although Charlton did not take an unofficial visit to Cincinnati during the season, he says that he has been to the UC campus in the past.

"I went there last spring and I got a chance to talk to the coaches. Actually, Coach (Mark) Elder just came and visited me today. He was just talking to me about coming down to the campus and talking to some more of the coaches and stuff like that."p> With so many schools wanting to talk to him, Charlton does not plan on making a decision any time soon. He says that he plans on taking his time to find which school is the best fit for him.

"I just want to make sure that I make the right decision. The biggest factors are going to be my relationship with the coaches, because I want truthful coaches that I can trust. Basically, just somewhere where I can stay for four years and become a better player and a better person."

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