Another Strong LB from Georgia

Clemson has already grabbed verbal committments from several highly rated defensive players in South Carolina. Names such as Cory Groover, Anthony Waters, both top ranked players on the defensive line and linebacker positions respectively have given the nod to Tommy Bowden and his staff.

Clemson has already grabbed verbal committments from several highly rated defensive players in South Carolina. Names such as Cory Groover, Anthony Waters, both top ranked players on the defensive line and linebacker positions respectively have given the nod to Tommy Bowden and his staff.

Who else might the Tigers go after?

Consider Outside Linebacker Tony Taylor from Oconee County, one of the top linebackers in the state of Georgia.

Taylor is considered by many to be your prototypical hard-hitting linebacker. He is ferocious around the football and likes to play with tenacity.

"I get to the ball and play aggressively. I am a sideline to sideline guy. My only weakness is that sometimes I over-pursue trying to get the big hit," says Taylor.

Right now Taylor (6-2, 205) is listed being able to bench press 300 lbs, squat 500 lbs and power clean 300 lbs. He also has been time at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash.

His father, Nate Taylor, played for Georgia's national championship team in 1980, so he has some famliarity with Clemson. Tony didn't necessarily grow up as a Bulldog fan though.

"I'm going to take all my visits before deciding on a school," said Tony. He is planning on an official visit to Death Valley this fall.

Tony also runs the football as a tailback and plays point guard for the basketball team, so you know he has dynamite quickness.

Right now, several schools have offered Tony Taylor, including Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Clemson. He lists his favorites as Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Clemson.

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