After Rutgers Visit, 3 Stand Out to Taylor

Archbishop Wood High (Warminster, Pa.) four-star offensive lineman Frank Taylor was on Rutgers' campus Tuesday to check out practice and meet with the Scarlet Knights' coaching staff. Afterward, he spoke to, and said "I've narrowed it down to three right now." So, which schools are on the list? And does he have a favorite? Check inside for the answers.

Archbishop Wood High (Warminster, Pa.) four-star offensive guard Frank Taylor made the 70-minute drive to Rutgers for Tuesday's spring practice, and by the time he left he was feeling very good about the Scarlet Knights.

In fact, the 6-foot-3, 286-pound Taylor told later in the day that Rutgers was atop a list of three schools he is concentrating on.

"I've narrowed it down to three right now," Taylor said. "I'm at Rutgers, Boston College and Michigan State. I'm trying to decide on or before Aug. 1.

"I wouldn't say it's clear-cut, but I would say (Rutgers) is in the No. 1 spot right now."

It capped a day in which Taylor learned just how much the Scarlet Knights like him, especially during a meeting with coach Greg Schiano.

"Things went great," he said. "Coach Schiano wants me real bad up there. He's showing me a lot of love, and I'm really enjoying the time there, and liking the program, and I'm loving the school."

Schiano also told Taylor, who plays tackle at Archbishop Wood but is expected to play guard or center in college, why the Scarlet Knights are so high on him.

"He likes how I get after it off the ball," Taylor said. "He likes how I knock people back, my toughness and my athleticism."

The discussion with Schiano was Taylor's latest chance to gauge Schiano's personality.

"He seems like a guy who's real straight forward, won't ever (lie to) you," Taylor said. "He's all about Rutgers football. He's trying to rebuild the program and make it a BCS championship team, and he's trying to recruit the best people."

Taylor's interaction with the staff wasn't limited to Schiano, nor offensive line Kyle Flood or offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti.

"I was talking with all the coaches," Taylor said. "All the coaches were getting a word with me, building a relationship. I really like the coaching staff there. They're showing a lot of love."

Finally, Taylor also spent plenty of time watching practice, with his focus on the offensive line.

"The speed of the game stood out, and the size of all the players stood out," he said. "They look like man-children there, but I gotta remember some are five years older than me."

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