Taylor, 6-foot-5, 275-pounds, holds over 20 offers and the three-star prospect is looking at making a decision within the next two months. He has cut his list to five schools.
All of his top-five have offered with the exception of Ohio State. Taylor listed his reasons for favoring each school.
Virginia Tech: "My visit there was awesome. It really gave me a good feel for the school, and they really impressed me with their program and academics. I have a great relationship with their O-line coach Jeff Grimes. He's a great guy that I have a lot of similarities with. Blacksburg is a really unique place."
Kentucky: "Kentucky started my BCS recruiting process, so I've had a lot of time to get a feel for the program. They really make you feel wanted. Things are exciting in Lexington with the fan base being so excited over their recruiting class. I talk to several commits regularly. Both my individual visit and spring game visit were great."
West Virginia: "My most recent visit to WVU was impressive. It is a hard-nosed football program in a great conference. They win a lot of football games, which is a huge deal to me. WVU has a tradition and feel that is different from other places. It is a program that consistently wins, and is a close distance to my home."
Ohio State: "Although they have not offered yet, I feel one is coming soon. Living in Columbus, you grow up a Buckeye fan, and The Shoe is a special place. Coach Ed Warriner is a great teacher, which he showed me at camp. Their facilities are unbelievable, and Urban Meyer is one of the best coaches of this era."
Pittsburgh: "This is the only school in my top-five that is recruiting me for defense, which intrigues me because it gives me a different option at the next level. Pittsburgh is one of my favorite cities that I have been to, and I've visited there four times. The campus is pretty, and academics are top-notch. The defensive coaches gave me a feel that I would really improve as a player, and could develop my skills with them."
FOXSportsNext will continue to track Taylor's recruitment throughout the process, including his upcoming decision.