Taylor Enjoys 'Outstanding' Michigan Visit

2016 Jacksonville (N.C.) Southwest 3-star DE Jimmie Taylor recaps his unofficial visit to Michigan, planning for an official visit to Ann Arbor for the fall?

Playing host to several top prospects this summer, Michigan recently welcomed Jacksonville (N.C.) Southwest junior defensive end Jimmie Taylor and his father to Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit.

“It was outstanding,” Taylor’s father told The Michigan Insider. “I can’t complain. It was great. We meet with the coaches, the academic advisors, toured the campus and the Big House. We got to see the whole nine yards.”

Focused not only on success on the field, Taylor’s father remains steadfast in his effort to learn as much as possible about programs offered off the field.

Blending academics and athletics at the University of Michigan, the presentation stood out for both father and son.

“I liked the academic advisors, from the tutoring, to the chances to do internships,” Taylor’s father said. 

At 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, Taylor is currently rated as a three-star prospect on Scout and the No. 4 overall defensive end coming out of North Carolina in the 2016 class.

Reflecting on the overall experience with the Wolverines, Taylor’s father believes a return trip could be in the works thanks to the hospitality of the coaching staff.

“I know he loved it,” Taylor’s father said. “I liked how the coaches treated him and liked the academic side.

“He liked the Big House of course and Jim Harbaugh and D.J. Durkin showed him a good time.  He’s definitely interested and they are more likely one of his officials.”

Taylor also plans to visit Wisconsin and Virginia Tech before summer comes to a close.

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