Four-star CB looking to return

Four-star cornerback Garrett Taylor visited Clemson last August for the season opening win over Georgia. Where has he been since then?

CB Garrett Taylor Profile

Actually, nowhere. That trip to Clemson is his most recent visit to a college campus.

"I got to see what it was like on game day. I really loved the atmosphere," Taylor told CUTigers, during a recent interview.

There were plenty of other things that impressed the 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback, who's ranked No. 33 at the position by Scout.com.

"I just love the program. It's a well-known in the ACC and around the nation, and well-respected. I just like all that," Taylor said. "Coach [Dabo] Swinney is a great coach.

"Clemson is a great school. I just love how it's kind of like a college town feel. There's Clemson and nothing really else around there, so the fans have really bought into the program, so I really liked that."

Just about big-time major program from every major conference in the country has offered.

"I'm narrowing down my list a little bit right now," Taylor said. "Hopefully, I can get to Clemson and see them in the spring, kind of sit-down with coach [Brent] Venables a little bit more and talk more schemes and where they see me playing, stuff like that.

"So, hopefully, I can get down in the spring or summer."

Even though the Clemson/Georgia game is his most recent, that's not necessarily a reflection where things stand. Taylor maintained that he has no list of favorites right now.

"I'm still working on that right now. I'm in the process of doing that," he said. "Hopefully, I'll have that down before I'm able to attend schools. In the spring, that's where I want to be narrowed down with my list."

Several factors will be considered as Taylor works his way towards a decision.

"Definitely a school that offers good academics along with the football, that's huge for my family," he said. "Then, I'm trying to go to a strong football program that's going to be competing for conference championships and for a National Championship every year, so I'm going to be looking at strong football programs.

"More importantly, I just want to just go to place where I feel at home. I definitely want to have a family atmosphere where I won't have problems away from home and I'll have almost a second family with the football team."

As a junior at St. Christopher's School [Richmond, Va.], Taylor had 45 tackles, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. On the offensive side of the ball, he scored seven touchdowns.

CUTigers.com Top Stories