Signing Day Capsule: Terrance Taylor

<p>Defensive lineman <strong>Terrance Taylor</strong> has been one of the most heavily sought after recruits in the state of Michigan since his sophomore season. His explosive ability from his interior line spot, thanks to his power and speed, is the type of talent college coaches covet in the trenches. Fortunately for the Wolverines, they were able to convince this in-state talent to stay home.</p>

Terrance Taylor
Defensive Tackle
Muskegon HS
(Muskegon, MI)
6-1/290/4.9
NR: ****
Position Rank: 15

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Terrance Taylor Profile

His Recruiting Story:
Another four year varsity starter in Michigan's bumper crop, Terrance Taylor is the third ranked played in the state of Michigan's 2005 high school class. This powerful yet quick athlete has been on the Wolverines' radar since he showed up to summer camp as a 5-11 288 pound freshman. His dominating performances at that camp and those subsequent definitely made the Michigan coaching staff take notice. In the meantime, he did nothing but dominate every time he was on the field for his high school team.

As a senior Taylor led Muskegon to the division II state title this season with 75 tackles, 40 tackles for loss and 9 sacks and was named to the all-state team. The Wolverines led for his services throughout his high school career, with the LSU Tigers coming the closest to knocking them off of their perch. In the end, his lifelong love for the Maize and Blue prevailed and he officially committed to Michigan during his campus visit on September 24, 2004.

Taylor is the state of Michigan's best interior defensive lineman in years!

GoBlueWolverine Commentary:
Taylor is a difference maker in the middle. His power (he boasts a 450-pound bench press and a 650-pound squat), low center of gravity, and quickness make him extremely tough to move out of his position in the trenches. He has the ability to pressure the passer from his interior spot and often occupies two blockers. He is also a heavyweight wrestling champ. His participation there has aided him with his use of leverage, as well as his hands. Could play right away if needed. Once he learns more technique , he could do big things for Michigan's defensive front.


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