Badgers Could Move on Taylor

While waiting on decision from some of the top offensive linemen on its recruiting board, Wisconsin and offensive line coach T.J. Woods are developing a relationship with Columbus (OH) Bishop Ready offensive tackle, and Virginia Tech commit, Brady Taylor, who has a tentative offer from the Badgers.

Wisconsin is still working on trying to fill an empty slot for another offensive lineman in this class and have been keeping tabs on Columbus (OH) Bishop Ready offensive tackle, and Virginia Tech commit, Brady Taylor throughout his senior season. Taylor recently connected with Badgers offensive line coach T.J. Woods and there possibly could be an offer coming his way if everything plays out right.

"It was during the season I found out about possible offer and Coach Woods told my coach that they were going to play all scenarios," Taylor told BadgerNation. "I got in contact with Coach Woods last week and he told me that he wanted to make sure the numbers all fit and that the offer is valid. He said he was going to get back with him later if the offer is valid or not. That was the first time I got to talk to Coach Woods and he was really just trying to get to know me and tell me about himself. Overall, I liked him.

"If the offer from Wisconsin is valid, then that definitely would be a big offer because they are at the top of the Big Ten and I got family that live up there in Kenosha. They are big Wisconsin fans, so that is pretty cool. I know they would think it is pretty cool if they found out I might get an offer."

Despite possibly being on the verge of adding another offer, the 6-5, 275-pound lineman still has his sights on becoming a Hokie and thinks that will be the only visit he takes.

"I am 100 percent solid to Virginia Tech right now and that will be my only visit," said Taylor, who committed in late July. "I probably wouldn't take a visit to Wisconsin if I got the offer, but it is something I would have to talk to my parents about."

The No. 76 ranked offensive tackle and a three-star recruit by ended his season in dramatic fashion, falling on a last-second field goal, but that didn't damper his successful year.

"We lost on a field goal in the semi-finals with just 3 seconds left, so that was a bummer, but it was a good season overall," Taylor said. "I did pretty well and I started on both sides of the ball. I was in the whole game and it was good to get experience on both sides. I got first-team All-District Metro, Super 25 All-State Honors and that was the second time in a row and I am going to the Offense vs. Defense Bowl. I leave Saturday for that, (and) then I will play for Team USA in the International bowl in February."

"I was really excited when I got that call to play in the game," Taylor added about the International Bowl. "It was the day after I committed to Virginia Tech, so it was just one of those things that you couldn't ask for more. I mean from just all the hard work you have put in to get into college and where you want to go to school, it is kind of like an extra perk and I really appreciate it. I look forward to competing against some of the best kids in the country."

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