Taylor back from U-M: "It was a Beautiful Day"

Another big-time Michigan target who was in Ann Arbor for Saturday's Academic Day is defensive lineman <b>Terrance Taylor</b> from Muskegon, Mich. He talked to GoBlueWolverine Magazine about the new Academic Center set to open next spring, and his plans for the fall, including when he'll make his announcement.

Four-star defensive tackle Terrance Taylor from Muskegon high school is another top in-state prospect that has favored the Wolverines throughout his recruitment. With running back Kevin Grady from East Grand Rapids already in the fold, and quarterback Antonio Bass telling GBW he is almost certain to be donning the Winged Helmet, will Big TT make it a trifecta for Michigan? "No, I didn't commit yet," he said. "Michigan is still my big leader but I want to check out LSU, Nebraska, and Florida. I've always liked Florida, as a matter of fact I like Florida State too, but they haven't shown much interest. I like it down at LSU, I was down there earlier in the year and it is a nice place and I like the coaches. I'm trying to get something set up with Nebraska. Their coaches were in my school in May and I like them too. I've talked to them a few times on the phone and they are really nice. Those are the top schools and the ones I'll probably visit."

The 6 foot 1, 285-pound Taylor has been to Ann Arbor many times, he was a U-M camper last summer, attended Junior Day this past January as well as a spring practice, and has been to several game, and said he doesn't feel it will be necessary to make an official visit to Michigan. Also, he said he probably won't be crossing the state for any games this season. "I know what it's like to watch a game at Michigan so there's not much new for me there," he said. "But I am going down for the Ohio State game, that will be fun."

With such familiarity with Michigan it could be tought that today was just another chance to stroll around the Ann Arbor campus on a nice summer day. But there was something that caught Taylor's attention for the first time. "It was a beautiful day, nice and sunny. They showed us the new academice center that is opening next spring," he said. "I was really nice and they told us that it would be open at hours that are convenient for the students, like at night and early in the morning."

Taylor is being recruited by Michigan for the defensive tackle position, a subject that came up during a chat with defensive line coach Bill Sheridan. "We talked about where I would play at Michigan," Taylor said. "Coach Sheridan talked a little about me playing nose guard and that's probably where I'm better. I think I'm better on the inside than the outside. Really though, I don't care where I play."

Muskegon kicks off practice on August 9 in preperation for their season opener against Detroit Denby. Taylor said he'd like to take his visits then make a decision before the playoffs begin. "I want to have it over by then so I don't have any distractions once we're in the playoffs," he said.

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