Taylor Sets the Record Straight

Some recent reports on other sites have Clemson commitment Rendrick Taylor considering dropping his commitment to the Tigers. CUTigers.com went to the source, and we've got all the answers in this recruiting update that you don't want to miss.

WR Rendrick Taylor
6-2, 205, 4.5
Marlboro County High School
Bennettsville, South Carolina

CUTigers.com asked the 4-star receiver the question all Tigers fans want to know at this point of the recruiting process. When asked if his commitment to Clemson was still firm, Taylor responded, "Yes, sir its still firm."

Taylor has spent several Saturday's this season in Columbia watching the Gamecocks. That has led to speculation that he might be considering switching his commitment to South Carolina.

Don't believe the hype. At least, don't believe it according to Taylor. "No, I have been going there to support my former teammates."

So is there a legitimate chance that the 6-foot-2, 210 pound prospect would change his commitment? "No, not right now," added Taylor.

The 4-star wide out is having a great senior season as he is doing everything for Marlboro County including kickoffs and punts. "We are 2-3 on the year. I have 236 receiving and one touchdown. I also have over 400 yards rushing and three touchdowns. I have 36 tackles and one sack on defense."

Taylor watched the Tigers battle the Jackets in Death Valley earlier this season and he watched the FSU game on the television. "They are playing hard. They just need to minimize the turnovers and they'll be okay," said Taylor

Taylor is looking to show what he can do early in his career at Clemson. "I see the opportunity for early playing time. I'm looking forward to it."

The talented prospect will return to Death Valley when Clemson returns home in a few weeks. "I'll be there for the next home game. I will also definitely be there for the game against South Carolina."

Which schools are still working Taylor? "South Carolina and Florida State," stated Taylor.

Coach Dabo Swinney is making sure Taylor knows how much the Tigers need him next season. "Coach Swinney called last night. He talked to me about the game and the receivers. He said he was looking forward to me coming. He said he could really use me."

As the interview with CUTigers.com concluded, the sound of Tiger Rag could be heard over the phone. Where did that noise come from? "Yes, that's Tiger Rag. I'm getting ready to play NCAA 2004. It's on there."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding receiver from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2005.

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