Tyler Taylor is a recruit on the rise in the 2017 class. The three-star linebacker from Buford, Georgia, has picked up some big time offers in the last week: Alabama, Georgia and more recently Florida.
"It was great," said Taylor about his Gators' offer. "A huge surprise to hear from a school with fire power like Florida."
Taylor's offers are relatively new so the Lanier High standout does not want to name any favorites at the moment, "all schools are recruiting me about the same pretty much," he said. "I have no leaders at the moment."
However, Jim McElwain's program is certainly one that has piqued Taylor's interest.
"Florida base defense is a 4-3 which being at the position I'm at allows me to move around on the field a lot and being able to cover a lot of ground," explained Taylor. "This shows of ability a little more linebacker wise. I watched a couple games and Florida's front 7 last year were mean and physical, and I like that a lot."
With the Gators' defensive scheme already standing out to Taylor, the 6-foot-2, 226-pounder is hoping to visit Gainesville soon, however, he has not set that trip yet.
"The Vols [Tennessee] this weekend is the only one that is set already."
According to Taylor, he is also hoping to visit Alabama, Michigan State, Georgia, Kentucky and Wake Forest.