Taylor to Visit This Weekend

Londell Taylor will travel to Chapel Hill this weekend for an official visit with North Carolina, according to Vian (Okla.) Senior head football coach Brandon Tyler.

North Carolina assistant coach John Blake discovered Taylor, a 6-foot-2 215-pound athlete, through his Oklahoma connections.

"They've been on Londell for probably the last three weeks," said Tyler. "I guess with Coach Blake being an Oklahoma guy, he caught word of him. Ever since he's been hired he's been in contact with [Taylor]."

When asked whether North Carolina had extended Taylor a scholarship offer, Tyler said ‘I believe so.' UNC would be his first offer from a BCS conference school, as Taylor has managed to slip under the radar despite a stellar senior season. His only other offers are from Central Arkansas, The Citadel, and Northern Iowa.

All of the aforementioned schools are recruiting Taylor as a wide receiver, with the exception of UNC. The Tar Heels' coaching staff is hoping to plug Taylor in at safety.

For Vian Senior, Taylor was a two-way starter, earning First Team All-State recognition for his play at defensive back. On the year he picked off seven passes, returning four back for touchdowns.

From his wide receiver position, Taylor caught 46 passes for 1,171 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also rushed 12 times for 111 yards (9.25-yard average) and a score, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Thus far, Taylor has taken one official visit – Central Arkansas.


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