Notes: Taylor Headed To Lackawanna

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VT Class of 2014 Recruit Taylor To Enroll At Lackawanna

Former Hopewell (VA) standout running back/linebacker Tabyus Taylor will enroll at Lackawanna College this August. Ideally, Taylor hoped to stay just a semester at the Pennsylvania college before enrolling at Virginia Tech in January of 2015, but Hopewell head coach Ricky Irby reports that this scenario is no longer an option because Taylor is a non-qualifier.

“He’s going to be at Lackawanna for two years,” Irby said.

The 6’2”, 225-pound prospect still wants to go to Virginia Tech. The Hokies, however, do not have a history of taking junior college prospects who did not qualify out of high school.

“Shane still likes him,” Irby said, referring to Tech assistant coach Shane Beamer, who served as Taylor’s primary recruiter for the Hokies. “Tabyus still wants to go. I think it’s kind of a wait-and-see situation. I talked to Shane a little bit. He’s happy for Tabyus. Tabyus has to get to the point where he’s qualified.”

Taylor was a talented two-way player for the Blue Devils. Virginia Tech, which now has an extra scholarship spot available in the class of 2015, liked him initially as a running back but linebacker was also a possibility.

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Taylor and Bruce Smith at Tech's 2014 Spring Game
Taylor and Bruce Smith at Tech’s 2014 Spring Game

Tabyus’ cousin, Darrell, has become one of the most coveted defensive end prospects in the class of 2015. The 6’4”, 220-pound rising senior has revealed a top 10 of Florida, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech, but when a decision will come is unclear.

“There are the 10 schools he likes and is really interested in. The schools out in the Midwest are the ones he’ll probably take official visits to. He’s not sure when he will make a decision,” Irby said.