East St. Louis (IL) class of 2014 safety prospect Greg Taylor 5'11" 186 had not planned on on becoming a Missouri Tiger before he arrived on his unofficial visit to Mizzou today. However, after everything his witnessed and felt on the day, he decided to make the call and commit to Coach Pinkel.
"Everything was so good. I got to sit in on my position meeting, see the facilities, watch practice and talk with the coaching staff. And after having them tell me how much they wanted me to be a Tiger, I decided that this is where I wanted to be. So, I told Coach Ford and Coach Pinkel I wanted to be a Tiger. They were very excited," said Taylor.
The 3-star prospect talked about why he felt Mizzou was the right place for him.
"I like Coach Grinch and all the coaches. Just seeing practice and how intense it was. I got to talk to some of the players and they seem like a real family there. Knowing it's a good school with good academics and how they put guys in the NFL, I feel it will be a good chance for me to succeed. They are in the SEC and keep improving. I want to go and help them win a National Championship there at Missouri."
He also talked about his skills that the Missouri coaches wanted so much.
"I come down hill real good and real fast on my tackles. I also like to hit and I cover well," he said.
Greg Taylor said he wants to major in either communications or engineering at Missouri, and that he hopes to bring some fellow Flyers with him.
" I am working on it already," said Taylor with a laugh about bringing teammates Kyron Watson and Terry Beckner, who were also on unofficial visits, with him to Missouri. " I want to help bring Kyron , Terry and some other talent from East Side with me."
Taylor, who recorded 92 tackles and had 2 picks as a junior, will be running his first track meet of the season this weekend. He competes in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters.
He becomes Missouri's fourth known verbal commitment for 2014