Fightin’ Gators caught up with Taylor’s mother Jeanetta Taylor Monday evening and Ms. Taylor enlightened us on how Jeawon’s official visit from the past weekend went and what he is thinking heading into these last two days.
“It was a very good trip,” Jeanetta said of the official to Gainesville. “I gained a little more knowledge about the University of Florida. All-in-all I felt like it was a very productive trip.”
According to mom, Jeawon also had a good time.
“He enjoyed himself,” she said. “He enjoyed the coaches and other recruits and also the players that were already there. His host was Quincy Wilson.”
The Taylors have been committed quite some time, so there wasn’t a lot of new staff learned, but they did get the lowdown on Florida’s excellent Engineering school, the area that Jeawon will pursue in college.
“I got to actually speak to some students that are actually in the Engineering School,” Ms. Taylor said. “They enlightened me on some stuff form an experience perspective of what he should be doing with that being his major.”
Florida lost their defensive back coach at the beginning of January, but that doesn’t seem to be an issue with Taylor who will be coached in great part by defensive coordinator Geoff Collins. Florida made sure he understood that.
“That was about the only thing they said about that position,” Ms. Taylor said. “They were just making sure that (Jeawon) knew that he knows Coach Collins will do it and already has a good relationship, so there is nothing to worry about.”
With all of that said, Jeawon tweeted out on his way home from the visit that there is a decision to be made on signing day. Still committed to Florida, he will make the final decision between the Gators and Bulldogs on Wednesday.
Of that, Ms. Taylor said she’s not sure which way it is going to go.
“To be honest with you, we had a long conversation and weighted the pros and cons of both Universities,” she said. “He told me this is the toughest decision of his life and will let me know Wednesday morning.”
Jeawon Taylor will have an announcement ceremony that will be held at Park Crossing High School at 9 a.m. (Central / 10 Eastern.