Taylor Excited to Play for Hometown Team

Cooper Taylor was practically born a Yellow Jacket. His father is a former Georgia Tech quarterback and he grew up attending games in Atlanta, where he and his family live. Cooper, a projected college safety, made the call on Wednesday to Coach Brian Jean-Mary to tell him he wanted to come play at Tech.

Cooper Taylor was practically born a Yellow Jacket. His father is a former Georgia Tech quarterback and he grew up attending games in Atlanta, where he and his family live. Cooper, a projected college safety, made the call on Wednesday to Coach Brian Jean-Mary to tell him he wanted to come play at Tech. When asked if he was excited to be a Jacket, Cooper replied fervently, "Yes I am!" GoJackets.com caught up with Cooper to find out more on Georgia Tech's 10th commitment for the class of 2008.

Cooper on why he picked the Yellow Jackets:

"I get the chance to play for the hometown team, I watched them growing up. I also get to play for Coach John Tenuta, who in many people's opinion is the best defensive coordinator in the nation. My father was pushing me to Tech and he's excited, but this was my decision. It was definitely my call. The toughest thing was making the biggest decision of my life for the next four years."

Cooper on his consideration of Virginia:

"I really couldn't go wrong with either choice. Virginia was really, really close to being my pick. After football, they have one of the best medical schools in the country. So, I was thinking about that. Their coaches were also talking to me about playing time and being the one deep safety who gets to the balls, and that is what I excel at. But, I'm glad to be a Yellow Jacket."

Taylor has already been in contact with WR Chris Jackson, the first commitment to Georgia Tech in this class. He says he hopefully will get to help this recruiting class bring in the best players who can come in and win.


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