Georgia Tech One Of Taylor's Early Favorites

Lexington, South Carolina offensive lineman Christian Taylor is only 16 but he's already getting interest from schools around the south. The 6'5"-340 2014 recruit only has one offer but more should be on the way.

A recent visit to North Carolina State led to Christian Taylor's first offer. On the visit, the coaches at State talked to Christian about what they liked about him. "The O-Line coach offered me a scholarship. It was great getting that first one."

Taylor feels that more offers could be coming. One school that he feels that is close to offering is Georgia Tech. Taylor has been talking to offensive line coach Mike Sewak and he's visited Tech 6 or 7 times already. "I went to their spring game this year and watched some practices."

One of Taylor's trips to Tech included a tour of the campus. "I loved everything I saw there." Christian will be returning in July for Tech's camp. "Coach Sewak says that head coach Paul Johnson likes to see his offensive players in camps and meet them before offering. He feels I will get one when I get down there."

Christian will soon be announcing a list of favorites. "I know that North Carolina State will be in there for sure. They were the first to offer me and they really believe in me." Tennessee is another school that is expected to be on his list.

"If Georgia Tech offers in July, they will be one of my top teams." Taylor knows it's early to be naming a list of favorites and cautions that list may change before he commits somewhere. "I'd like to get a big head start on it and get an idea of which school I like the best so I can get to know more about those schools."

"North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Tennessee, South Carolina, Clemson, Stanford, and Kentucky are showing me the most attention."

Qualifying will not be an issue for Christian. He has a 3.6 GPA. "My mom is a chemist at South Carolina so we do stress academics in our family."

Both South Carolina and Clemson are schools that have a history with Christian's family. "I've had several generations of my family attend South Carolina and part of the Clemson library is named after one of my family members."

Even though there are strong ties to both of those schools, Taylor doesn't necessarily think that will give them an edge. "I'll be honest the main factor in my choosing a school is where God leads me. That is where I will go."

Look for Christian to visit many of the schools on his list during the upcoming season. "I have an open invitation to any game at North Carolina State and I want to go to games at Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Tennessee, Clemson, Wake Forest, Kentucky, and maybe even Stanford." Top Stories