"I made my decision on Sunday; that I wanted to play for Vanderbilt University," Taylor said of his recent decision to the Commodores. "I had a talk with my dad and my uncle, and just basically decided that Vanderbilt was the best place for me."
Taylor chose Vanderbilt over a host of DI programs like Gonzaga, Kentucky, and Texas to name a few. With that being said, the Hobbs High star gave us the scoop on a couple of major factors that helped him to decide to go with the Commodores. "The coaching staff played a big part with my decision," Taylor said. "I really like the coaching staff at Vanderbilt. The players on the team had a lot to do with it also. I stayed in contact with them throughout the whole process. I also feel like I have an opportunity for playing time."
Jeff took a visit to the campus back in the month of January, which could have easily factored into his decision as well…"I went to Vanderbilt on the 19th of January for my visit," he said. "They have a really good looking campus. The facilities, they all looked really good. The basketball court is one of a kind. I really liked it a lot."
Because of Jeff's versatility, he has been told that he could either play at the 2 or 3 position in college. Nonetheless, wherever he is placed, he should have very little problems adjusting. "I think I'll fit in real well with their style of play," Taylor said. "I think it would be an easy transition for me. Their style is pretty similar to the way we played in high school. We played a really up-tempo style as well. Going up and down the court isn't anything that I'm not used to doing."
Jeff Taylor is very excited about suiting up in black and gold next season. He doesn't take the opportunity for granted by any means. And with that being said, he would like to leave us with this personal message…
"I'm really looking forward to going to Vanderbilt to play. Hopefully we can do big things in the future. I am going to come out and play really hard and leave it on the floor each and every night."