6-2, 205, 4.5
Marlboro County High School
Marlboro County, South Carolina
The Clemson Tigers received their second big commitment of the week earlier today when Rendrick Taylor committed to Clemson wide receivers' coach Dabo Swinney.
"He actually made the decision last night," said Marlboro County assistant coach Craig Stone.
"He called his mom first to check in with her about it, and of course she had 50 questions for him. She wanted to make sure that it was the right thing for him. Then he talked to Coach Bowden this morning and they shook hands on it."
Taylor becomes the third commitment overall for the 2005 class and the second commitment this week.
He finished his junior year with 28 receptions, 800 yds and eight TDs. On defense, he had 50 tackles and one pick. He also had one rushing TD and two kick returns for touchdowns.
Taylor favored Clemson throughout the recruiting process, despite picking up scholarship offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, South Carolina, and many others.
The good news is, he's set to graduate from Marlboro County with honors, and should be ready to enroll at Clemson for the second semester of the 2004-05 academic year.
That means he would be able to travel with Clemson for their bowl game this year.
"He told me his heart is at Clemson," added Coach Stone. "I think he's as firm as anybody could be, and he's excited about being a Tiger."
Of course, we will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding receiver from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2005, and you can be sure that Taylor will be making plenty of noise on the gridiron later this fall.
"We are going to throw to him as much as we can," said Stone. "He's animal on both sides of the ball. He also plays outside linebacker for us. He's just one of those kids that can do it all."
Rendrick Taylor at the Orange & White game in April.
Much more on this commitment coming later today!