Levonta Taylor is one of Virginia’s top target in the 2016 class. The four-star cornerback made his return to UVa on Saturday for the barbecue. During his visit, The Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes standout was able to take in a scrimmage.
“It was fun watching the scrimmage, seeing the new defensive scheme and seeing the new offense-they are making it more fast paced,” he explained. “ At my high school I’m used to the speed. The very fast-paced, like an Oregon type of offense, so you can put more points on the board.”
Virginia true freshmen, wide receiver Jamil Kamara and safety safety Quin Blanding, were part of the new Cavalier offense and defense respectively. Two athletes Taylor knows very well from the Tidewater area.
“Jamil caught a couple of balls and Quin is starting at safety,” said Taylor. “It was pretty cool seeing them and seeing how their bodies have changed.”
Taylor is now being recruited on both sides of the ball by Virginia. On Saturday the cornerback had a better idea of how the Cavaliers would use him.
“I talked to coach Mike London, he told me I could be like Charles Woodson if I chose to pick UVa,” said Taylor. Woodson won the Heisman Trophy in 1997, when he helped Michigan win the national championship. During his time with the Wolverines, Woodson not only played corner, he also had stints at wide receiver and punt return. “I also talked to (UVa assistant) Chip West and we talked about defense and things like that.”
Taylor is now ready to make more visits in the coming months.
“I think I am heading to the UCLA game for the opener.”
“Florida State they have a national championship; they have a good program; and one of my teammates goes there. He (Derrick Nnadi) is starting at D-line for them. They are treating him very good.”
Notre Dame wanted me to go visit, but I couldn’t because something else was going on. I’m happy to see what they are going to do. I am very excited.”Follow @JacquieFran_