Taylor Takes in Chapel Hill

Caleb Taylor was part of a large group of Tidewater Area prospects that made the trek to North Carolina on Saturday.

"We all just decided to go down there and visit there," Taylor said.

The visit was Taylor's first to UNC.

"It was nice," Taylor said. "We got to see the practice and a little bit of their campus, and we talked to the coaches."

During the practice, Taylor, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound linebacker from Hampton (Va.) Phoebus, paid the most attention to UNC's linebackers.

"[Art Kaufman], he's really hard on the linebackers for every play to be perfect," Taylor said.

When not on the practice field, Taylor and company explored the campus.

"We pretty much walked around the campus and got to see where everybody that attends the university hangs out," Taylor said. "We walked past the library. We saw a lot of basketball courts – basketball is big down there, I guess. We got to see the gym, the weight room, and locker room."

Throughout his stay, Taylor had conversations with Ken Browning, his primary recruiter, Kaufman, UNC's linebacker coach, as well as John Shoop and Charlie Williams.

"They talked about everything – March Madness, basketball, football, how we were doing in school," Taylor said.

One important topic not discussed was the status of a possible scholarship offer for Taylor. He has, though, collected offers from Louisville, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

This Saturday, Taylor will return to UNC for the Tar Heels' Junior Day and again this summer for a camp.

"I want to continue to learn about the school," Taylor said.

Taylor also plans to visit West Virginia and camp at Virginia Tech. Virginia is the only school, outside of UNC, that he has visited, thus far.

Taylor says he's not favoring any schools.

"Right now, I'm still looking and searching for the right place," Taylor said.

This fall, Taylor will be a three-year starter at linebacker for Phoebus. His junior season was cut short by a MCL tear.

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