November 4, 2008

Sunshine State safety slates visit

While Miami (Fla.) Archbishop Carroll safety Terrance Taylor was supposed to be in Fort Collins this weekend, a paperwork snafu kept him in the Sunshine State. The 6-foot, 175-pounder was a Rutgers commit, but has re-opened his recruitment and is now taking visits to four schools, including a scheduled stop in Fort Collins this January.

"I am opening it (my recruitment) up again," Taylor said Monday. "Now I am beginning to open my options again to see what is out there. I want a program that is going to make me work hard that I can feel comfortable around and they feel comfortable around me and get a good education. That (education) is what I am worried about. You can be a good football player, but you have to get your education."

Taylor currently holds offers from Colorado State, Central Florida, Florida International, Central Michigan, Western Kentucky, West Virginia, Rutgers, Marshall and Kent State. In addition to those schools, Taylor is also hearing from South Florida and Florida.

Currently, Taylor is planning on visits to Colorado State, West Virginia, Rutgers and Central Florida. CSU tight ends coach Marc Lubick is Taylor's main contact in Fort Collins and the Carroll corner says he has a very good relationship with the coach. He also added he has followed Colorado State as a fellow south Floridian, Jon Mosure, has been enjoying a good season for the Rams.

"We talk once or twice a week," Taylor said about Lubick. "Just to touch base every week and see how his football season is going. We can talk about anything. He tells me CSU is a good school and they have a good atmosphere. Everyone that is there is enjoying themselves."

Taylor said he is getting better in his pass defense reads as a senior and has three interceptions as evidence. This season Taylor has helped his Archbishop Carroll high school team to a 7-1 record and a district title. Bishop Carroll has also cemented a spot in the state playoffs.

"I can do anything the coach asks me," Taylor said. "If he wants me to hike the ball, I'll hike the ball. Anything they ask, I am going to put my all into it. I can come up and make the plays or defend the pass."

Taylor's academics are in order as illustrated by a 3.0 GPA as well as a 1350 SAT score. He said he hopes to major in sports management and wants to be a sports agent someday.

"Right now I want to make a decision after I make all my visits and get to know the players and the coaches," Taylor said.

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