Rutgers saw it early in Salem (N.J.) three-star running back Jonathan Taylor, and a larger audience took notice last week at the Nike Opening regional event in Florham Park, N.J.
Taylor, who ran the fastest 40-yard dash time at the event, picked up another offer from Virginia Tech over the weekend. Taylor remains committed to Rutgers, where he formally announced his decision hours after the conclusion of the Nike Opening event. Virginia and Nebraska also expressed interest during the spring evaluation period, Taylor said
"At the end of the day, you always want your loved ones and your friends come see you play," Taylor said. "That gave Rutgers an edge over some of the colleges I had offers from. That had to be a plus. You have to take that into account even if location isn't a factor with you."
Taylor checks in as New Jersey's top running back in 2016. Check out some of his in-action highlights from the Opening.