Potential graduate transfer Marshall Taylor from Miami of Ohio says he had an 'awesome' weekend visit to Louisville; will make more visits

The University of Louisville hosted potential graduate transfer Marshall Taylor from Miami of Ohio over the weekend. Taylor is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound cornerback who is expected to make a decision in the coming weeks.

Marshall Taylor has followed the University of Louisville football program.

Taylor is from Cordele, Ga., and played his college football at Miami of Ohio, so when he was contacted about a potential graduate transfer to Louisville he "knew exactly what kind of program they had."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound cornerback said he was "even more impressed" after a weekend visit.

"I've followed them for a while and know all about them," Taylor said. "They are used to winning, they win a lot at Louisville. I know coach (Bobby) Petrino from when he was with the Falcons and at Louisville and being from Georgia, I know all about (Todd) Grantham.

"But it was nice to see the program and know it's even better than I expected."

Taylor, who is looking for a spot to play his final season of college football, said the Cardinals are "the leaders." He'll make visits to Auburn, Michigan State and Florida over the next three weeks.

"Louisville is way up there," he said. "It was an awesome trip. I can't say anything bad about it.

"The coaches are really great and I know they are a good staff. Look at where they have been, this is a coaching staff with a lot of connections to the pros. I really like what I saw at Louisville."

Louisville has one spot left on its current roster and Taylor said the Cardinals' staff told him they "really want me." He would be a bigger cornerback option for the Cardinals for the coming season.

Taylor has gained more than 40 pounds since being recruited out of high school.

At Miami of Ohio, Taylor had 39 tackles and two interceptions as a senior after 30 tackles, one interception and nine pass breakups in 2014. He started five games and had 40 tackles as a true freshman in 2012, and he redshirted the 2013 season with an injury.

Taylor started 27 games during his career with the RedHawks.


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