Florida Athlete commits to Rutgers

Archbishop Carroll HS in Miami is home of three Division-I commitments for the 2009 class. The first two, Rodney Smith (FSU) and Corey Ammons (UCF) had made recent commitments to their respective schools. The third prospect, Terrance Taylor, made his commitment two days ago to Rutgers.

Terrence Taylor is currently measuring in at 6'/175-pounds and has been timed at 4.5-seconds in the 40-yard dash in recent testing.

Taylor becomes the first Florida commitment to the Scarlet Knights recruiting class. Considered a very good athlete, Taylor played RB, Safety and CB at Archbishop Carroll last year. On defense, he tallied 83 tackles and 3 interceptions.

Taylor explained why he decided to make his commitment to Rutgers at this time.

"I just felt it was the right time. I have a very good relationship with Coach Hewitt. I liked him a lot. I thought the academics, the football situation, the attitude of the coaches, the discipline with which the team plays all fit the person I am."

"I like the way Coach Hewitt describes how they handle themselves on and off the field. Rutgers is looking for me to play as either a big CB, or at the safety position. I think I can play either well. I also spoke to Coach Schiano two days ago and that was very positive. They were excited by my commitment. I look forward to making plays for them in the future."

In addition to his Rutgers offer, the standout Floridian also received written offers from UCF, Marshall, Kent State, Ohio, Colorado State, FIU, and Central Michigan. He also had strong interest from USF, where a former teammate now resides.

"My former teammate George Baker was trying to get me up to USF with him, and Corey (Ammons) wanted me to go to UCF. We are all good friends. I discussed it with them and they were all happy for me. I needed to make the best decision for myself."

Taylor states that he had a strong spring but began struggling with back spasms early on during the summer. The back issues preventing him from attending any camps or combines. "It held me out, but I have gotten some good treatment and am running full speed. I feel 100% now and am looking to have a big senior season.

Taylor currently carries a 2.8 core GPA.

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