Did Terrance Taylor Commit?

This weekend was the first major recruiting event of the 2004 football season for Michigan. Defensive lineman <b>Terrance Taylor</b> was one of those making an official visit during the Wolverines impressive 30-17 victory over Iowa. Was the win, and the play of the U-M defense, enough to put the home state school back in the lead over LSU, or was it enough for him to pull the trigger? <b>4:45 p.m. Sunday Update</b>

The game is afoot for defensive lineman Terrance Taylor from Muskegon, Mich. High School. Once thought of as a Michigan lock, the four-star standout is letting everyone know he is his own man and will make his own decisions. Upon returning from his official visit to LSU earlier this year he announced the Tigers had jumped into the lead for his services. At one time Taylor also said he had seen enough of Michigan and wouldn't be making an official or unofficial visit to Ann Arbor this season. The LSU trip changed his mind on that score as well and this weekend the Big Reds star was on the Michigan campus for his official visit. "I hung out with some of the players, talked to the coaches, went over some game film, talked about how things would be when ... uhh ... if I go to Michigan," he said. "We went over the rosters on who's going to be there, who is a senior and who the freshmen are now." Was there more to the "when" comment? According to sources close to the situation, Taylor will be announcing his decision tomorrow (Monday) and it looks like it will be good news for Wolverine fans.

One issue Taylor brought up when he returned from Baton Rouge was the different way the defense was used at each school. We asked him how he felt about the U-M defense now. "I got all of my questions answered; we went over how they teach things and use the defense," he said. "The defense surprised me; they came off strong during the game. They put pressure on the sophomore quarterback, and wore down the (Iowa) offensive line to win the game."

Taylor, the No. 13 ranked defensive lineman in the nation according to TheInsiders, was slated to visit Nebraska next weekend but those plans have changed. "I'm not sure about that now," he said. "I think they have to move the date back for some reason so I have to see what's going on with that." Of course if Taylor is announcing tomorrow the trip to Lincoln will be unnecessary.

Muskegon is off on a tear this season and is the No. 1 ranked team in Division 2. The most recent victim of the Big Reds attack was Zeeland. The 42-6 win kept Muskegon's record perfect at 5-0. Taylor said he had six tackles in the game. Muskegon visits Forest Hills Northern this week.

GBW will keep you up-to-date as news unfolds.

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