Taylor Down to Two

Texas runningback Samson Taylor has narrowed down his choices to two schools. Irish Eyes spoke with Taylor about what two teams he's deciding on.

"I'm down to [Texas] A&M and Notre Dame" said Samson Taylor the 5'11 200lb running back from The Woodlands TX. "I will be deciding between both of those schools."

What will be some of the deciding factors in choosing between the two? "Well A&M is close to home" said Taylor. "It's only about an hour and a half away. Plus, they've been recruiting me from the start. With Notre Dame, it's a program that's on the rise and the education is really good. I could do anything with a Notre Dame degree. Football wise, both schools are similar. They both are pretty young teams that struggled this year but both will be back at the top again."

Taylor is schedule to visit Notre Dame officially this weekend. "My father and I are coming up [to South Bend] on Friday. Coach Preston came by my school today to see me and make sure everything was still set with my visit. I want to see how I fit in at Notre Dame socially, as well as on the field."

Notre Dame isn't his last visit however. Next weekend (1/23) Taylor visits A&M officially. "I've been to A&M about seven or eight times. They always invite me to stuff so me and my dad always go. I pretty much know what they have to offer but the official will be a little different since I'll be hanging out with the players."

A decision should be coming from Taylor within the next three weeks. "I'll be sitting down with my father and figuring out what's best for me after I take both visits." Will he be taking any in home visits? "Yes, my father told me that Coach Willingham is scheduled to come in some time next week. I probably have A&M over as well."

Comments: A lot will be determined by Taylor's visit this weekend. Taylor seems to like Notre Dame, and not just football. During his visit, if he feels he fits in well in South Bend, the Irish may be getting a very fast RB. Irish Eyes will keep you updated on Taylor especially after his visit to Notre Dame.

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