Two Camps, Two Offers for Taylor

A true workout warrior, Ryan Taylor earned this second and third scholarship offers with solid performances on the summer camping circuit.

"Wake [Forest] offered me today and [North] Carolina offered me yesterday," said Taylor. "I attended Wake's one-day camp, and UNC's three-day [camp]."

Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound tight end/wide receiver from Winston-Salem (N.C.) Mount Tabor, has canceled his trip to N.C. State for their one-day camp, but will still be camping at Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and Virginia's lacrosse camp.

Speaking of lacrosse, Taylor's difficult choice between football and lacrosse has quickly simplified.

"Lacrosse is kind of falling out of favor with me right now – I'm definitely leaning towards football," said Taylor. "Lacrosse isn't a full scholarship – they only get 12.9 scholarships for the whole team. I want to pay for my own college – why not do it if you can. And I've always dreamed to play football so I feel like I should follow my dreams."

Taylor, whose first offer came from Vanderbilt a few weeks back, considers UNC his leader, with Vandy a close second, and Wake Forest third. However, he realizes settling on one school will be extremely difficult.

"[Having these offers] is good and bad," said Taylor. "Sometimes I feel like I wish I only had one good option, but it's nice to have a couple. It's going to be a really hard choice because I like all three schools – these schools have always been my top three."

Before his senior season kicks off, Taylor hopes to eliminate all but one school.


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