Taylor Cuts It To Five

Columbus Bishop Ready offensive lineman Brady Taylor has seen his stock rise throughout the year, and the 2014 prospect currently holds over 20 offers. Taylor, who is looking at a late summer decision, has cut his list to five schools.

Brady Taylor has hit the recruiting radar in a big way this year, and the Columbus Ready offensive tackle is a top 2014 prospect in Ohio.

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.

"My top five schools, in no order, are Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Ohio State, West Virginia and Pittsburgh," Taylor stated.

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.

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