Taylor Takes in Starkville

Jonathan Taylor was an Under Armour All-American prior to signing with Georgia out of Jenkins County High School. Two years removed from that decision, Taylor is enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community College planning his next move. This past weekend, Taylor officially visited Mississippi State to see what the SEC Western Division brand of Bulldogs had to offer.

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"The visit went better than I expected," said Taylor. "I had a great time up there and I couldn't really say what I liked most about the visit, because I liked everything. I enjoyed it up there and everything went good."

Taylor had the chance to learn more about the Bulldog football program from one of the current Mississippi State defensive lineman.

"Nelson Adams showed me around and answered my questions," said Taylor. "I was with him and a bunch of the other defensive lineman. They told me what it's like up there and what the coaches are really like.

"They told me a lot about Coach (David) Turner. I have a good relationship with him and he really wants me to come up there and play for him."

In addition to his face time with his prospective position coach, Taylor was able to spend some one on one time with top Dawg, Dan Mullen.

"Coach Mullen talked to me about being great and about how they expect the team to be next year," said Taylor. "They have a lot of players coming back and they are looking for a few more to go with them to help compete for a championship."

Taylor reports that the Bulldogs made a move with a solid showing, but he has one more scheduled visit to take.

"I was supposed to go to Louisville this weekend, but I am going to Alabama instead," said Taylor. "I don't have anything else set up right now, but I am going to see how things go.

"I am going to decide something in the next two or three weeks, but I am not sure what I am going to do yet. I am just going to see how things go."

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