One of Nation's Top TEs Could Be a Receiver

Tight end Kent Taylor, a 2012 recruit out of Land O' Lakes, Florida, recently received an offer from Georgia Tech and is considering the Yellow Jackets for one main reason – they are the only school to recruit him as a wide receiver to this point.

"Coach (Paul) Johnson called me personally and offered me, and I was very excited to get the offer," Kent Taylor said. "He told me I could be just like Bay Bay (Thomas) or Calvin (Johnson)."

The sound of that certainly energizes Taylor, who is very motivated to attend Georgia Tech if he can catch the ball regularly in the Yellow Jackets' offense. At 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Taylor is a huge target that Tech quarterbacks would likely enjoy throwing to in the future.

But Taylor has been offered by numerous schools, so Tech will have to recruit him heavily to get him to campus. In the state of Florida alone, Taylor has been offered by Florida, FAU and Florida State.

"There's a very good chance I could end up at Georgia Tech because they're the only school so far to offer me as a wide receiver," Taylor said. "I've never played that position before, but I know I can do it because we split the tight ends wide a lot at my school."

"I really like Coach Johnson," Taylor said. "I've never played in their style of offense, but I think I can do it, especially if they throw to the receivers as much as they do."

Taylor said he will likely wait until Signing Day, or just a little before, to make his final decision, but he has a few goals to achieve before he decides where his college destination will be.

"I want to have 20 touchdowns in my senior year, and lead my team to the playoffs," Taylor said. And hopefully, if all goes right for Georgia Tech, the Land O' Lakes product will be playing on the Flats in 2012.


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