2013 defensive tackle Vincent Taylor out of San Antonio Madison High School just got back from his Junior Day visit to the University of Texas. The top-rated recruit said that he felt right at home in Austin, Texas.
"It was really good," Taylor said. "I felt like I fit right in. I liked the campus and everything. What stood out most was the football facility that was pretty nice. The film rooms and game rooms were great. The field was gorgeous and I could see myself playing there. I could see myself playing there because it wasn't far from home. I got to Austin in 45 minutes, so my parents could come watch me play."
Taylor also got the opportunity to meet with all the Longhorn coaches during his visit. The coaches helped clarify what it takes to some action during games with Texas.
"I like how they play the best player," Taylor said. "They don't show any favoritism. So I could have a chance to play my freshman year if I go there and play hard. Every player gets a chance to play there if you do what your coached to do. That's what I learned while I was there."
Taylor said they didn't offer him a scholarship, but he thinks he has a pretty good chance after giving them an updated highlight film since they only had his sophomore year game tapes. One of the Longhorn's current players is playing a big role in recruiting Taylor, as well.
"Malcolm Brown told me what Texas was all about," Taylor said. "I feel like he was someone I could look up to because he was the best running back in the nation and in high school I was able to stop him. He's really been the one recommending me to Texas. I could see him as a mentor to me. He said that being a student athlete at Texas, the staff will help you with whatever you need academically with (their support system)."
Taylor already has offers from Baylor, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt, but he is still trying to pick up a few more. The 6'3 250-pound recruit will be participating in another combine in Houston this weekend.
"I want to get better at just using my hands more because that would help me out a lot," Taylor said. "I just want to go out there and do well. I want to do what I'm coached to do. I think I've really gotten better working through the double teams this offseason."