Bruce Taylor Takes in First VT Game

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Star junior linebacker Bruce Taylor did not have a great weekend last week. First, Myrtle Beach High School (S.C.) lost last Friday night and then Virginia Tech fell to Georgia Tech on Saturday. The losses did not discourage Taylor, however, as he very much enjoyed his first-ever game experience in Blacksburg.

“It was real exciting even though Georgia Tech won,” said the 6-3, 230-pound prospect. Taylor did visit for the spring game this year, but this was his first real game experience. “I liked how the fans stayed in the stadium. It was like it was a real good game. A lot of places, the people will leave when they know their team is going to lose. The Virginia Tech people stayed and cheered until the last play. That says a lot. They are real hyped about their team.”

Taylor did not have a chance to talk to several players he wanted to talk to, but he did have a chance to scout Tech’s linebackers throughout the game.

“I watched the linebackers,” Taylor said. “They played real good. I saw a lot of stuff that was similar to what we play. I really wanted to talk to Adibi and Hall, but I didn’t really get a chance to. I did get to go in the locker room after the game and I really liked that.”

Taylor committed to the Hokies on September 14th and remains very excited about the decision he made.

“I’m still real excited about the whole thing,” said Taylor, who plans a return trip to Blacksburg for the Southern Miss game. “People ask if I will de-commit, but I know Virginia Tech is where I want to go.”

How did other schools react to his commitment?

“Some schools are still recruiting me a little bit, but they are not harassing me,” Taylor said. “Only one school really harassed me. Other than that, every program has been positive and coaches have congratulated me on my decision. I expected people to get crazy and do some negative recruiting, but I haven’t seen it.”

Back in action…

Taylor, who missed games this season due to shoulder and arm injuries, got back on the field four weeks ago. His team is 4-2 on the year and he is looking forward to getting 100-percent healthy.

“I’m not back to 100 percent yet,” Taylor said. “I still have a cast on my arm for the fracture. I’m not as comfortable as I am playing without it, but it’s not that bad. The cast comes off in two weeks,