Virginia Tech Adds Transfer Cornerback Devin Taylor

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Devin Taylor will help bolster Virginia Tech’s secondary. (Illinois State athletics)

Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from Illinois State transfer cornerback Devin Taylor on Friday afternoon.  Taylor, who just entered the transfer portal earlier this week, was a First Team All-Missouri Valley selection, and he was regarded as one of the top FCS cornerbacks in the country.  He was also a Phil Steele Third Team FCS All-American in 2019.

Taylor entered the portal on Thursday as a result of the Missouri Valley Conference announcing that they would not play football this fall.  The Hokies were quick to go in with a scholarship offer, and Taylor was quick to accept.

Taylor led the Missouri Valley in passes defended in 2018 and 2019, with 18 as a redshirt sophomore and 24 as a redshirt junior.  He has nine career interceptions.  At 6-1, 200, he is considered a long and physical cornerback, and he’s expected to compete for playing time immediately at Virginia Tech.  He is eligible in 2020 after graduating from Illinois State this past summer.

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  1. Super Pickup. Kudos to the coaches on bringing this kid into the fold. Welcome aboard Devin.

  2. 18 as a redshirt sophomore and 24 as a redshirt junior is insane. QBs in MVC must be blind, color blind or never watch next-opponent film.

    sounds like a good pick-up. let’s see
    – if we play football;
    – how quickly he picks up our D scheme;
    – how much confidence coaches have in him;
    – how much better acc QBs are than MVC’s.

    Go Hokies!

  3. So he could play 2 seasons if no eligibility is counted this year

    But if he plays whole 2020 & impresses he’s likely headed to combine

      1. his point is that the NCAA isn’t counting this year against you in terms of eligibility. We know that senior comes after junior

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