Gators Pursue Vol Commitment

It is no secret the Florida Gators are looking to sign at least two more linebackers in the class of 2010. The roster was thinned dramatically after this season and will take another big hit at the position following the 2010 season. This roster deficiency has the Gators looking hard at some serious linebacker talent. Enter Michael Taylor of Westlake HS in Atlanta, GA.

Michael Taylor just finished a week in Orlando where he earned defensive MVP for the folks that hosted the Under Armour All-American game. The 6-0, 200 pound heat seeking missile was a force all week and put himself on the map and certainly in contention to gain more attention from those that do the recruiting rankings.

According to recruiting analyst Chad Simmons, Taylor knows the game of football well and attacks the ball carrier.

"...he knows how to play the game and how to find the football," Simmons wrote after the game. "Taylor plays with a lot of energy and his instincts may have been the best of all on the second level in this game...his play may earn him a fourth star later this month."

This weekend, Taylor decided to make a visit to Gainesville, Florida and check out the University of Florida Gators. The Gators have a desperate need at linebacker moving forward and have hired two linebacker coaches in defensive coordinator George Edwards and outside linebacker coach D.J. Durkin to coach and recruit the position.

During the trip, Jason Higdon of caught up with Taylor to see what he was thinking.

"Man I'm telling you I love it," Taylor told Higdon Saturday during the trip. "My mom and I gotta talk. She is here that's why it's so big. She loves it and she is my inspiration."

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