Two Left for Taylor

Laron Taylor has trimmed his list to two and is nearing a decision. Hawkeye Insider caught up with the 2012 Detroit linebacker to get the latest.

Laron Taylor feels that the time is right. The 2012 linebacker from Detroit will announce his college choice on August 5th.

"I want to get this out of the way before my senior season starts and I also feel like I'm ready to make my choice and end this process," Taylor said. "If you're feeling like I am right now, there's no need to wait."

Taylor has narrowed his list to two - Iowa and Cincinnati. Indiana and Western Michigan also have offered the Detroit Cass Tech product.

Taylor said it's going to be a tough decision and he's not leaning towards one of the two schools at this time.

"I went up to Cincinnati and got a look at their linebackers," Taylor said. "With all due respect, I feel like I could play there as a true freshman. I'm pretty much the same size as they are already, and if you put me in the weight room for five months, I'd look even better."

The 6-foot, 210-pound Taylor visited Iowa for a junior day this winter. The Hawkeyes offered him on that trip and were the first school to extend him an opportunity.

"Iowa is a bigger school (than Cincinnati) and I'm going to have to work a lot harder to get on the field," Taylor said. "They have a lot of younger guys at my position. But that's OK. I welcome the competition and it makes you better. We'll see what happens."

Scout.com ranks Taylor as a three-star recruit on its five-star scale.

Taylor had been waiting on a Michigan State offer in the spring and early summer. He contacted them and decided even if an offer came, he needed to look elsewhere.

"They offered Jamal Lyles and another linebacker," Taylor said. "I just got the feeling I was too far down their offer list. I decided to work with the offers I had."


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