ACC offer for Taylor

Levonta Taylor is one of the top sophomores in Virginia. Recently, the 2016 Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes cornerback picked up a scholarship offer from North Carolina State.

Over the summer, Levonta Taylor picked up scholarship offer No. 1 from Old Dominion.

Last week, North Carolina State became the second school to offer the talented sophomore.

"I called (cornerbacks) coach (Richard) McNutt last week and we talked," said the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Taylor. "He told me he fell in love with my instincts and footwork..

"Then the next day, they called my coach and told him that they were going to offer me. I was happy and surprised when I got the offer. The offer means a lot, but I know I have to keep grinding."

Taylor camped at N.C. State last summer and got to meet McNutt.

"Coach McNutt is pretty cool and we have a good relationship," he said. "I like the fact that he played corner, too.

"He wants me to get down there to a game and I know I will, but I just don't know when yet."

Besides the two aforementioned schools, Taylor is also hearing from others.

"USC has sent me a lot of mail," he said. "I've also gotten stuff from Michigan State, Oregon, Penn State and Georgia.

Who could be next to offer?

"I think Michigan State could be the closest to offering because I talked to them recently and they told me that they were going to evaluate my film and get back to me," Taylor said.

While recruiting is important, Taylor's main focus is his season.

"We're focused on getting back to the state championship and winning," he said "Last year, we lost in the by four points, so that has motivated us."

Ocean Lakes is 6-0 and ranked 43rd in the FOX Sports 50.

This Friday, the Dolphins continue their season on the road against First Colonial at 7 p.m.

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