Upshaw has lineage to the NFL.

Taylor Upshaw, a 3-star defensive end from Braden River HS, Bradenton, Fla., has received an offer. His father, Regan Upshaw and Oregon line coach Joe Salave'a played together in the NFL.

 Taylor Upshaw

Congrats on Duck offer, which coach have you been talking with, when did they offer?

TU: They offered an hour ago, I have been talking to Coach (Joe) Salave’a.

What did you discuss, how much interest in the Ducks do you have?

TU: I have big interest in the Ducks! I am looking forward to visiting.

What do you want to learn more about the program/coaches? Did you set a visit date?

TU: I want to see if it is a family environment, where they see me playing, and the academics. I want to learn more about the program in general. I did not set a visit date yet.

Did you grow up in Florida? Will distance be a factor for you and your family?

TU: Yes I did. Distance will not play a factor in deciding what college I go to.

What is Coach Joe like? Did he talk about your game, and how he sees you fitting in with the D?

TU: Coach Joe is a really cool guy, he and my dad played in the league together for a period of time. We have not talked about where I fit yet. We are going to talk more later today.

What your current height and weight, Bench/Squat measurable? 40?

TU: Currently I am 6-4, 245 and run 4.98 in the 40-yard.dash.

How many offers, any leaders at this point?

TU: Twelve offers.

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