Tyrod Taylor was back in Blacksburg this past weekend, on his official visit to Virginia Tech. Tech’s prized quarterback recruit enjoyed his experience, which included a chance to get to know some of the other members of the 2007 class as well as current Hokies. His host was Tech running back Branden Ore.
“I had a ball,” Taylor said of his official to Virginia Tech. “I had a chance to talk to a lot of the other recruits. I spent a lot of time with Branden Ore. I had a lot of personal time with Coach Beamer, Coach O’Cain and Coach Cav. They told me what they thought I would be able to do for their program and what I meant to the program. I also met with some academic advisors and did things like that.”
Tyrod is obviously a big-time recruit for the Hokies and the fans certainly knew who he was.
“A lot of people screamed my name and came up to me. I took some pictures and signed some autographs,” Taylor said. “That was wild.”
Jay Smith, a friend of Tyrod’s, did not make his scheduled official visit but Tyrod is definitely not giving up on trying to get the 6-3, 200-pound receiver to go to Virginia Tech.
“I’m still talking to Jay,” Taylor said. “He had some things going on. I know he likes Tech a lot, but he and his family have to make that decision.”
In terms of his senior season, Taylor has the Hampton Crabbers at 3-1 heading into this week’s match-up versus Kecoughtan High School. He says Hampton is now getting into the tough part of its schedule as “all of these teams are Division 5 schools and trying to get into the playoffs.”
After a season opening loss, the Crabbers have reeled off three straight wins.
“We’ve been on a little roll,” Taylor said. “I’m doing what I have to do to try and win. We’ve won three in a row and we’ve been putting up some points. The last game, we were able to get ahead and get some reserves in.”
Taylor feels he and his receiving corps are starting to find some chemistry.
“They are still young, but they are getting it together,” Taylor said. “They’ve had some drops and they’ve made some nice catches. Every week is getting better. In terms of actually throwing...
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