Five Standing Out for Kent Taylor

2012 Land O' Lakes High School TE, Kent Taylor wants to win. But most importantly, Taylor sees himself at a school with tradition, passion, and success. At 6-5 and 215 pounds, Taylor is the number one prospect at his position, and not just because of his excellent frame. Taylor has the mentality to compete and the athletic ability to perform at the collegiate level.

Kent Taylor has offers from some of the top programs in the country including, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, and Oregon. While Taylor does not plan to announce an official top five until the end of the summer, a handful of schools are standing out.

"Alabama, Penn State, Georgia, Florida, and LSU are showing me a lot of attention and I like what I see from all five schools," Taylor said.

When asked to breakdown his favorite aspects of each program, one common denominator among the schools was the use of their tight ends.

Alabama: "Alabama is a powerhouse and I like that they use their tight ends a lot."

Penn State: "I am a really big fan of Penn State, they have rich tradition and I like the use of tight ends in their program."

Georgia: "Georgia uses their tight ends a lot too and are a big powerful program and that is what attracts me to them the most."

Florida: "I really like Florida and all of their coaches, I can definitely see myself ending up there. They have great football tradition and they win, for sure."

LSU: "LSU is a football factory, it is as simple as that. And again, I like the use of tight ends at that program."

With four out of the five schools mentioned from the Southeastern Conference, Taylor says he thinks the best football is in the SEC. However, Taylor made it clear he does not have a preference on what conference he would like to play in. While Taylor's long-term goal is to be in the NFL, he understands and appreciates the importance of a good education. This could be an upside for the Florida Gators.

"I want to major in exercise science and Florida has the number one program in the country for that major, which definitely helps," Taylor said.

When asked what makes him so valuable to these college programs, Taylor responded, "I think my biggest strength is in my ability to run down the field, I can block. I consider myself a complete tight end, I am just excited to play and see what happens."

Taylor has not participated in any camps this summer nor has he made any visits. However, Taylor says he plans to visit a few schools this fall and adds, they will most likely be to the five schools he named.

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