ATH Taylor Schrage Puts Decision on Hold

6'2 190 ATH Taylor Schrage is facing a tough decision in life. Not only does he have to say no to one of his beloved in-state programs, but he may also face the option of saying no to both in favor of Kansas State. Taylor has cut his list to those three schools and now has his schedule set for this fall. Find out Taylor's approach in making his decision and a very important factor that has popped up in his recruitment.

Last time ran a story on Taylor, he was really being faced with making an in-state decision. Now, Taylor has added the option of the Kansas State Wildcats and is finding his decision to be even more rough.

"I've narrowed my list down to those three schools," Taylor stated. "I will wait to take official visits to all three of this schools. The visits will most likely happen during the season, and I will probably make my decision shortly after the season."

Taylor attended camps at all three schools this summer, and got a better taste of what position he will be featured.

"I was worked at outside linebacker at all of the camps. I felt good about my performance and received a lot of compliments from the coaches. All the coaches decided not to test me."

Taylor has stated in the past that he prefers defensve over offense. As a 6'2 190 athlete, however, he could be looked at on both sides.

"Iowa had told me they were giving me a little look at fullback. However, I just feel more comfortable on defense."

One of the upcoming highlights for Taylor will be working hard in adding size and speed. In fact, Taylor is looking forward to his potential weight gain. Weight programs are becoming very important in football, and Taylor has recently noticed how important this factor will be in his decision.

"Oh yeah, I'm ready to get in the OLB range. I've taken a long look at all the weight programs at each school. They all have their positives and negatives, but the positives outweigh the negatives by far. I spoke to Aaron Kampman this past week, and he told me that I will need to look at the weight programs heavily. He told me that it is a big part of how I develop and that I'm with the weight staff most of the day."

Attending practices in August and completing his official visits are up next for Taylor. With a large knowledge of his three favorites, what will Taylor be looking for the most in his official visits?

"I'm looking to get any bit of information I can on any of the schools. All three of the schools are awesome so the official visits will have a lot to do with my decision." has reported before that Kansas State could be sitting in a good position because of their location out of state. Taylor, himself, has recognized some of their possible benefits.

"I really get along with Coach Elliott and Bielema at Kansas State. I'm not sure if going out of state would bring me up or down, but I know if I go there I will be presented a new opporunity. It takes away the pressure of having to choose an in-state school. Kansas State is not a lock to land me, though."

Certainly, Taylor has ties to all of the schools involved. Iowa may have the most connections, but Taylor could very likely be looking to start fresh at Kansas State. The Hawkeyes, Wildcats, or Cyclones will be given a prize commitment from Taylor at the end of the season. Time is the only thing left standing in the way.

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