Interest Building for Bible

With the 2009 class all but wrapped up, Sherman and the A&M staff have begun early targetting of many of the state's top prospects. Aggie Websider visits with one of them, Taylor Bible, about his recruitment.

One of the top junior interior defensive linemen in the state of Texas is Denton Guyer playmaker Taylor Bible. The 6-foot-3, 296-pound stopper had a monster year in 2009 collecting 88 tackles, 42 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. His combination of size and 4.9 forty speed has college coaches in hot pursuit as the 2010 recruiting process heats up.

"I come off the ball strong and get a good push. I can read the misdirection and I'm quick enough to make the play," Bible said. "But most importantly, I play with 100% effort all the time. That's the key."

His physical skills and mental approach to the game has resulted in several early scholarship offers and heavy interest from some of the elite programs in the nation.

"I have offers from Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Arizona, and Kentucky," Bible said. "I'm also hearing a lot from Oklahoma, Florida, Texas A&M, and Texas."

Earlier this month, Bible made the trip down for Texas A&M's junior day, and he came away very impressed with several aspects of the university and the event itself.

"The day was very organized. That impressed me. They were very efficient with our time. We saw the facilities, met with the nutritionist, spent time with the academic counselors, and the football coaches," Bible said. "They are head strong about academics. Grades come first before football, and they meant it. It wasn't just talk."

The Denton native was also very impressed with head coach Mike Sherman and the Texas A&M coaching staff.

"The coaches were very knowledgeable. They have a lot of experience in football and knew what they were talking about," Bible said. "But they also talked about life outside of football and they seemed very sincere. They are good people."

Despite traveling down for the state 7-on-7 Tournament which is held on the Texas A&M campus, Bible had very little exposure or knowledge of Texas A&M. The day was very informative and gave the blue chip lineman a new perspective on the school and the football program.

"I was very satisfied with the trip and I plan to consider Texas A&M," Bible said. "They didn't discuss a scholarship, but Coach Wyatt said to give him a call to talk about it."

Bible indicated that he's not close to a decision and wants to take more visits and take it easy with the recruiting process for now.

"I'm thinking about going to either SMU or LSU on January 31 and then I'm scheduled to go to the Texas junior day on February 8," Bible said. "But I'm not close to a decision or have any leaders. I'm going to let this ride out and take my time to make sure I make the right choice."

Bible did say that his long list of favorites at the moment includes Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Baylor.

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