TE Taylor Planning to Camp at Rutgers

Flowers High (Springdale, Md.) tight end Monte Taylor is seeing his recruitment pick up as it relates to Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights visited his school, and the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Taylor said he will camp at the school. Come inside to see what else Taylor had to say.

Rutgers' recruitment of a tight end is stretching into Maryland, where assistant coach P.J. Fleck visited Flowers High (Springdale, Md.) junior Monte Taylor.

Taylor, who is 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, is looking for his first offer, and hearing from the Scarlet Knights, North Carolina, East Carolina, Penn State and Wake Forest.

"I know I'm going to (camp at) North Carolina, ECU and Wake Forest, for sure, and I'll be going to a few more," Taylor said. "I know Rutgers really likes me. Coach Fleck really likes me. We have a nice bond and a relationship. He wants me to get up there to see the facilities and do a one-day camp."

Taylor said his plan is also to camp at Rutgers, a place he already saw when he competed in the New Level Athletics 7-on-7 in February.

But there is a reason schools are waiting for Taylor to perform at a camp before offering a scholarship.

"Coaches want to see my agility, see me running routes, see me catching the ball, coming off the line," Taylor said. "They want to see my personality and the type of person I am."

Taylor is also beginning to better understand the recruiting process, and believes offers will come as long as he remains patient and performs well at camps this summer.

"I was frustrated by it at one time, but then I realized God works in mysterious ways, so I take it one day at a time," he said. "I'm not as mad as I used to be. I used to be like, ‘I know I'm better than him. He has an offer? Really?' Now, I just take it one day at a time.

"All the coaches say the say thing, ‘You don't have an offer?' I'm like, ‘No, you can offer me though?' "

Taylor provided a scouting report on his abilities.

"The best part of my game is when I'm running my routes and I catch the ball," he said. "I need to work on my speed. I've been during a lot of drills, like the parachute drill, and I run agility drills and I'm running track and working out with them, and working on my hips."

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