New Offer A Pleasant Surprise for Taylor

Running back Justin Taylor from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Ga. has officially been offered by Georgia Tech, and the 2012 recruit is thrilled about the opportunity.

"I was so happy to get the offer, and I was a little surprised," Justin Taylor said, following the offer from head coach Paul Johnson and recruiting coordinator Buzz Preston.

The offer came during a recent visit to the campus, which was Taylor's first to Georgia Tech. During the visit, Preston preached Tech's football program and academics, which both are paramount to the decision-making process for Taylor.

"The football program is great, and I liked everything about their facilities," Taylor said.

A major hurdle for the Yellow Jackets to clear with Taylor may be the Arkansas Razorbacks, who have also offered Taylor. The junior mentioned that he prefers the Southeastern Conference to the Atlantic Coast Conference, but he hasn't heard from the Arkansas coaching staff in a while, despite looking to make a trip to the Fayetteville campus relatively soon.

But in the event that Taylor does end up at Georgia Tech, the coaches have informed him that they'd like to try slotting him at the B-back position. For Taylor, this seems like a good fit for his style of play.

"I like running the ball a lot – like 25, 30 carries a game," Taylor said. "I know they like to run their B-backs that many times a game, so I think that would suit me well."

At Booker T. Washington High, Taylor is hoping to polish his game in his final year. He mentioned adding speed, improving vision and becoming a better leader to his younger teammates – all of which may make him an even bigger catch for Georgia Tech, if he decides to play his college football on the Flats.


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