Defensive lineman <b>Terrance Taylor</b> from Muskegon, Mich. High School was once thought of as a Michigan lock. A summer visit to the Land of Dixie had the four-star player take a closer look at his options. Now, after Michigan's devestating loss to Notre Dame, LSU has taken over the top spot, but not by much.
When Terrance Taylor
returned from his official visit to LSU, the Tigers impressed him enough to move them into a virtual tie with long-time leader Michigan. Taylor was in the stadium at South Bend Saturday to witness Michigan fall to Notre Dame 28-20. "It was alright," he said. "The atmosphere at LSU was better. Michigan didn't look like they expected Notre Dame to come to play. When Notre Dame crawled back into it the Michigan sideline wasn't really hyped, they weren't trying to get everyone fired up and into the game. They were just kind of walking around with their hands on their hips."
said he likes the way LSU uses their defensive line. Will he end up a Tiger?
Monday night he told GoBlueWolverine Magazine a new leader has emerged. "LSU now
has a slight lead over Michigan," he said. "It's not much but they are in the
lead. I was going to visit
Nebraska this weekend but had to change it to Oct. 2. I'll visit Michigan for the
Iowa game (Sept. 25)." At one time Taylor said he wouldn't take an official visit
to Michigan, but after the LSU trip he wanted to see what the Wolverines had to
offer during an official.
The 6 foot 1, 280-pound Taylor is paying close attention to how the defensive line is used. "I've been to an LSU game and to a Michigan game and I like the way the LSU defensive line plays. I want to go to a school with an attacking defensive line, I feel that my skills are better for that kind of a line. I'm not looking for a school with a defensive line that reads an offense. Right now LSU is my No.1."
Taylor said he has received numerous calls from coaching staffs all over the country, including Michigan. He went on to say he hasn't heard from the Wolverines since Saturday's game.
Muskegon is off to a 3-0 start and has been dominating teams. The Big Reds smashed West Ottawa 44-7 last Friday. Taylor said he had 6 tackles. They play Holland this Friday.