Taylor to Give Iowa Second Look

Laron Taylor visited Iowa City in the winter for a Hawkeye Junior Day. The 2012 LB from Detroit would like to get a look at the town in the summer. Get the latest on Taylor's recruitment, including another possible Big Ten offer coming this week in this recruiting update.

Things could change quite a bit for Laron Taylor on Tuesday. He figures to get a much clearer picture of where he stands with Michigan State. Right now, it's a missing piece in his recruitment.

"My dad called them (Saturday) and asked straight up if they planned on offering me," the 2012 linebacker said. "They said they would be coming in Tuesday to talk to my coaches. I want to know if they're really interested."

Taylor hails from a loaded Detroit Cass Tech High roster. He holds scholarship offers from Iowa, Indiana, Cincinnati and Western Michigan. The Spartans could be next.

"I would definitely look into it," Taylor said of a Michigan State offer. "But just because they offered doesn't mean I'd go there. I'd be more than happy choosing from the schools that have offered me. But it would be a good offer. It's in-state, close to home, and I'd take it into consideration."

Iowa has been in hot pursuit of Taylor since being the first school to offer a scholarship.

"I talked with Coach (Erik) Campbell the other day," the 6-foot, 210-pound Taylor said. "I told him that I really like Iowa. Iowa has shown me a lot of love."

Taylor attended a junior day at Iowa in January and planned to come back this summer with his prep teammate Ruben Lile, who also holds an offer from the Hawkeyes.

"Being the first school to offer means a lot to me," Taylor said. "They have a nice graduation rate They prepare guys for the NFL. They don't have any pro sports in the state, so you get a lot of love from the fans."

Taylor said he is researching schools that have offered him scholarships.

I'm looking up the depth charts and seeing how many seniors they have at linebacker," he said. "I'm looking at graduation rates. I know if I went to Iowa, I would get a legit degree. I'm really looking at Iowa right now. I'll look at Indiana and Cincinnati in a minute and also Michigan State and Ohio State."

Taylor said that he would be making his decision in early to mid August.

"Once I make a commitment, that's going to be it," he said.

Taylor and Lile hold common scholarship offers from Iowa, Cincinnati and Western Michigan.

"If Iowa is good for both of us or Cincinnati or wherever, we could end up at the same school," Taylor said. "But it's going to come down to individually what is the best school for each of us."

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