The Latest on Tyrod Taylor

6-1 ½, 195-pound Hampton (VA) quarterback Tyrod Taylor narrowed his list of schools to five last month. The star signal caller recruit, who had over 30 Division 1A offers to choose from, plans to take at least two unofficial visits this month and is eyeing a commitment before he heads to the Elite 11 Camp on July 23rd.

6-1 ½, 195-pound Hampton (VA) quarterback Tyrod Taylor narrowed his list of schools to five last month. The star signal caller recruit, who had over 30 Division 1A offers to choose from, plans to take at least two unofficial visits this month and is eyeing a commitment before he heads to the Elite 11 Camp on July 23rd.

"I'm looking to make a decision sometime before I leave [for the Elite 11 camp, which is in California]," Taylor said. "If I don't make a decision before I leave I'll just make it at the Elite 11 camp. The only thing about that is that my family wouldn't be able to be there for the announcement.

"I'm going to go to camps at Virginia Tech and Florida. Virginia Tech is on July 8th, I believe."

Taylor declined to name a favorite program among his final five although Florida and Virginia Tech have to feel good about getting him down for camp. In past interviews, Taylor has also expressed appreciation that he is the only quarterback Virginia Tech is recruiting for the 2007 recruiting class.

"I'm down to Virginia Tech, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee are together and N.C. State is almost right there," Taylor said. "I'm even right now."

Taylor is very proud of being selected for the Elite 11 quarterback camp. He showed off his passing skills at several combines this spring, including the Elite Combine in New Jersey and the Nike Camp at Penn State.

"It's just a blessing to be thought of in that light," Taylor said. "I'm looking forward to going to California and seeing how I stack up against the best."

As a junior last season, the multi-talented Taylor accounted for 2,500 yards of total offense and 32 touchdowns in leading Hampton to a state championship title. Whenever he decides to commit, the commitment could take place on national television. He and his father have been contacted by ESPN about announcing his choice.

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Are Kempsville WR Jay Smith and Taylor still considering going to the same school?

"We're still talking about that," Taylor said. "Whether that happens or not, we'll see."



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