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Hampton (VA) star quarterback Tyrod Taylor visited both Virginia Tech and Virginia over the past two weekends – first to Virginia Tech for its spring game on April 15th and then to Virginia on the 22nd for its spring game. According to his father Rodney, Tyrod enjoyed both experiences and both in-state programs appear in serious contention for the all-state performer.
Taylor was the primary quarterback target in attendance at Virginia Tech’s game, while UVa was also entertaining West Springfield star Peter Lalich. UVa has offered both Lalich and Taylor while Virginia Tech has only offered Taylor.
“UVa had Lalich there too, so they tried to show both a lot of interest and they did I think,” Rodney Taylor said. “Virginia Tech made it clear that Tyrod is the only quarterback they want.”
Is the fact that Virginia Tech’s coaches have made it known to Taylor that he is their number one quarterback target a major factor?
“There is going to be competition wherever he goes,” Taylor said. “But, it is better to know that he’s they only guy they want. They’ve made it clear since the beginning. They were the first school to offer.”
Rodney made it clear that his son should not be considered a “lock” for any program and says other schools – Tyrod currently has about 17 or 18 total offers – remain in contention.
“There are still a lot of schools recruiting Tyrod that he’s interested in,” Taylor said. “We haven’t sat down and figured out what schools are where. Tyrod likes a lot of schools. He likes Virginia Tech. He likes UVa. He likes Florida. He likes a lot of schools right now.
“We are open. We are looking at a lot of schools. Tyrod is just focusing on working out right now, so the recruiting process is not in the front of his mind. I will say that Virginia Tech has made it known that he’s the guy and that means a lot to us.”
Of UVa, Taylor added that “UVa is in our picture. They run an offense he could play in and they are definitely in there. We’re not crossing them out.”
Tyrod is interested in recruiting and expects to hear from many schools during the evaluation period....
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