Visit Helps VT’s Standing With Taylor

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Four-star senior cornerback Garrett Taylor made his way to Blacksburg last Thursday to see Virginia Tech take on Miami. The St. Christopher’s (Richmond, VA) standout, currently a University of Michigan commitment, says the experience “helped [Virginia Tech] a lot.”

“As far as Virginia Tech being a school I’m looking at, it is definitely in the mix,” Taylor answered when asked where Tech stood with him following last Thursday night’s experience. “I have to say the visit helped [Virginia Tech] a lot. I’m definitely coming back for an official in the winter. It’s important to me to get to know the players and see how I fit in. That’s the next step in the process with Virginia Tech.”

Reflecting on Thursday night’s experience, Taylor said: “The experience was great. I’ve been to a game before, but this was my first Thursday night game. The atmosphere was great. It was good to be able to get up there and meet with all the coaches again. I got to talk to Coach Beamer before the game. It was tough game, but I saw some bright spots. Coach Gray knows what he’s talking about. The defensive backs are able to make plays, and seeing what he has done there is impressive.”

Taylor discussed his standing with Tech in terms of a scholarship offer. He was also asked if he has an offer no matter when he decides.

“As far as the scholarship, I have a full scholarship offer from Virginia Tech,” he said. “They are still really excited about me. They said their opinion of me hasn’t changed. Any time, if I want to come, they would welcome me with open arms. They said they are excited to have me considering them.”

The Michigan coaches know Taylor, who still considers himself a Wolverine commit, is exploring his options. In addition to Virginia Tech, this includes two Big 10 rivals.

“Ohio State and Penn State are definitely two schools I’m looking at. I’ve scheduled officials to those places,” said Taylor, who will travel to Ohio State the weekend of November 21-23 before going to Penn State the weekend of November 28-30. “Other than that, it’s possible I’ll take a closer look at Tennessee and Southern Cal. As of now, my main group is Tech, Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan.”

Considered one of the top cornerback recruits in the nation in his class, Taylor suffered a torn ACL and slight meniscus