Taylor Prepared for Rutgers Visit

South Brunswick (Monmouth Junction, N.J.) athlete T.J. Taylor received a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers earlier in the week and will be on campus tomorrow for the spring game. From the same school as former star Mohamed Sanu and incoming freshman Jevon Tyree, Taylor discussed his excitement for his visit.

South Brunswick (Monmouth Junction, N.J.) athlete T.J. Taylor will make his second trip to Rutgers in the last seven days tomorrow afternoon when he comes to campus for the spring game.

Taylor received a verbal scholarship from head coach Kyle Flood earlier in the week and will be on campus for the first time since.

"This time I'll be watching a lot more closely how the coaches work with the defense and how the defense does," Taylor said. "I know they're recruiting me to play defense, so I want to pay attention to that. I'm also excited just to meet with Coach Flood again and see the other coaches and players again."

Taylor enjoyed watching practice last week and said the return to Rutgers after multiple visits before the spring exceeded his expectations.

"It went really well actually," he said. "As soon as I got there, I met with Coach [Tariq] Ahmad the recruiting coordinator and he told me how impressed everyone was with how much bigger I got. I think the last time they saw me I was like 175 and now I'm at 186 now that basketball season is over. They were surprised by how big I got and were really excited to see me."

Rutgers and South Brunswick have a successful recent history highlighted by star receiver Mohamed Sanu. Sanu played for three years at South Brunswick before taking his talents to Rutgers and is now set to pursue his NFL dream.

Flood picked up a commitment from South Brunswick star Jevon Tyree on National Signing Day this season and he will be on campus in the fall to play cornerback.

"Everybody knows how great Mohamed Sanu is and the greatness he's about to pursue this weekend," Taylor said. "Everybody from South Brunswick know that Jevon's committed to Rutgers and they're excited to keep somebody from South Brunswick playing close to home. We all expect him to keep that greatness at Rutgers that Mo started up there. Now that I got that offer, people will be excited knowing maybe they'll have someone after Jevon too."

Taylor has made no formal plans for a college decision, holding two verbal offers, but has been hearing non-stop from Tyree since National Signing Day.

"Even before I got the offer, the second he committed to Rutgers he was on me," Taylor said. "When we were younger, I was a freshman and he was a sophomore, we used to talk about playing at the same school. We kind of got away from that, but now he's talking about it all the time.

"He texted me and told me he was going to Rutgers and he's been telling me every day since that he wants me there. I already see him in the hallway at school and he'll just give me that look. I know what it means."


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