Taylor Enjoying Senior Season

The Woodlands high school in The Woodlands, TX has always been a good football school but they find themselves in new territory with their 25th ranking in the USA Today poll. Samson Taylor has a lot to do with that ranking. The 5-11, 200-pound running back is having a solid senior season and schools are taking notice. Are the Irish interested in Taylor?

Samson Taylor is having a solid senior season. "Our team is doing real good," said Taylor. "We're 5-0, ranked 2nd in State and 25th in the USA Today poll. That's pretty exciting. I have 480 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns so far."

Taylor has also received some new offers since we last spoke to him. "Tulane, Duke, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, BYU and Washington have offered me. I'm hoping more offer soon."

The Texas native had a few coaches in the crowd at his last game. "I know UCLA was there and I think Notre Dame was there for the game. I didn't talk to either of them but I'm pretty sure both were there."

Would Taylor be interested in Notre Dame if they offered him? "Yeah, definitely. I like Notre Dame and hopefully they will offer."

Taylor says he hasn't begun to narrow his list down. "I'm just enjoying my season and focusing on that. I haven't sat down and narrowed it down yet. I'm kind of waiting to see who offers me first."

If some schools offer, Taylor says he knows he will visit them. "I know if Miami offers me, I'll visit there. Ohio State is interested and I'd visit there. Notre Dame, if they offered, I'd visit there. After that, I really don't know where I will visit."

Comments: Taylor has over 13 offers already but it appears he's waiting for the top programs to offer before he schedules any visits. Taylor had to share the ball last year and didn't have the same numbers other top backs did. It appears he has shown he can carry the load and we expect more offers to come soon. The Irish could throw their hat in the ring as well. We'll keep an eye on him and see if the Irish do offer.

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