S Richard Taylor
5-10, 190, 4.4
Centerville High School
"I have been offered by Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Delaware, and Kent State," says the 5-foot-11, 185 pounder. "Michigan and Clemson are also going to offer, but the Nike Camp did exactly what I needed it to do. It saves me from having to go to some one-day camps this summer, so it saves me some time and money."
Taylor, who could play as either a running back or defensive back, says that he could end up as an "athlete" for some schools.
"I think a lot of schools are going to take two athlete cases, and that is what some are talking about. I think I will end up at the strong safety position, but I want to gain about 5-10 pounds before this season and get down into the 4.3 range. I would like to be the Roy Willias type of player as a hard hitting safety. It seems to be a great situation, but I just want to go somewhere and find my niche."
With several schools on his list, Taylor is hesitant to name his top school.
"I hate to say there is a number one school, because I have only been to Maryland and Georgia Tech, along with Virginia and Virginia Tech, but I would have to say Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Maryland are my top three schools. I am very excited about all of the schools, and I am not afraid of going into those situations."
The situations could come soon as he would like to end his recruitment early and commit in the near-future.
I want to end the process before the end of the summer, or even the end of July if it gets too hectic. What I need to work on is my GPA. I have a 2.75 right now, but if I can get it up, that makes me more marketable because a school like Maryland says they can take 10 guys this year with a GPA above a 3.0 and 10 guys below that."
Taylor rushed for around 700 yards in just a handful of games as a junior before moving to defense due to an injury.
Tigers Looking Good for Taylor
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