Taylor Nearly Commits on Visit

Londell Taylor's official visit to North Carolina went so well that the 6-foot-2, 215-pound athlete almost verbally committed to the Tar Heels over the weekend.

"I told them ‘I looked forward to coming,' but I had to talk it over with my parents," said Taylor. "I wouldn't mind going to North Carolina at all. It's just that it's so far away; and my mother, I don't know how she's going to react to that. So we've just got to talk it over.

"[I like that] it's centrally located between so many other colleges, and I like the coaching staff as well, and they have such nice facilities."

Taylor, who says he has a UNC scholarship offer, plans to talk to his parents Monday night, but won't announce his decision until National Signing Day.

In addition to the Tar Heels, the Vian (Okla.) Senior standout is considering Oklahoma. While the Sooners have yet to offer, they have shown a lot of interest, according to Taylor.

Outside of UNC, Central Arkansas is the only other school Taylor has officially visited.

During his UNC official visit, Taylor was hosted by redshirt freshman Deunta Williams.

"It was great," said Taylor. "They had great facilities, an enormous campus, everything was real good, the coaches were really great, [and] my host and all the other football players were great. I had so much fun."

Taylor is being recruited by UNC assistant John Blake to play strong 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.

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