Taylor Makes Another Visit to NC State

Pack Pride talks with junior offensive lineman Christian Taylor after he recently made another trip to NC State.

Christian Taylor picked up his first offer from NC State several months ago and he visited the school again recently.

The junior lineman made the trip to Raleigh so he could watch the Pack in action against South Alabama. Evidently the 6-5, 330-pound lineman came away impressed. He's not ready to list a favorite but he seems to be hinting that NC State is in good shape early.

"I don't really (have any favorites). NC State is one of my favorites but other than that I haven't really decided on anybody," he said.

So what did Taylor think of his trip to Carter-Finley Stadium and the NC State campus?

"It was real good and I enjoyed it a lot. I always like NC State because they're real friendly up there. All their football players are good athletes and they played a great game against South Alabama," he replied.

"They presented themselves very well. When it was time to eat they had people that escorted us around and everywhere we needed to get to. The lady with us was good about starting conversation. My mom had something to talk about with somebody other than football. She likes sports but she doesn't want to talk about it all the time," he said with a laugh.

That kind of personal touch sticks with recruits and their families and the school obviously did a good job of making them feel right at home.

It wasn't Taylor's only college visit so far this fall. A little over a week ago he was in Columbia (SC) for the Gamecocks' contest against Missouri. That turned out to be a 31-10 win for the home team that may not have even been that close.

"Coach Elliott came and found me and talked to me for a little while and then coach Lawing came and talked to me," he said. "After the game they allowed me to come in the room with the people who had already been offered and commits, even though I don't have an offer yet.

"It was a real good atmosphere there. I enjoyed it a lot and I had fun with the coaches. They seem to have a good crowd and a great student section. The crowd really supported them and they played great."

White Knoll's football team, based out of Lexington, South Carolina, is 4-1 and off to their best start in school history.

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