Four-star Leonard Taylor torn between in-state programs
MIAMI -- Four-star defensive lineman Leonard Taylor arrived at a recent workout sporting a Florida Gators t-shirt paired With Miami Hurricanes shorts. It’s not a combination spotted often in the wild, but the ensemble is a visual representation of Taylor's upcoming college decision. Following his workout, the Miami-area star discussed both college options and the timetable for a decision.
ON HIS LAST VIRTUAL VISIT
The last one was with Florida. They were just showing me stuff, getting me reading for if I came. They were showing me the educational stuff this time. They were just showing me how much of a good spot it is for me. They were showing me how loved and taken care of I’ll be on campus. It was a good talk.
ON HOW HE FITS IN AT FLORIDA
"They say I can play the whole line. They think I have that ability."
ON WHERE HE’D PREFER TO PLAY
"I’d play defensive end if I got to pick."
ON OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE RUNNING
"It’s just them and Miami at the top."
ON WHERE THINGS STAND WITH MIAMI
"Basically, they tell me that if I stay home things are good for everyone. Why leave? Me staying is good for the Canes and good for me. I could help turn things back around."
ON WHICH SCHOOL HAS THE LEAD AS THINGS STAND
"I don’t know. I’m actually really feeling both of them right now. Seriously."
ON A DECISION TIMETABLE
"I’m going to try to wait a little bit longer before I decide. I want to take visits, but you know. For now, I’m just planning to wait a little bit longer."
ON THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN HIS DECISION
"Basically it’s about the depth chart and if I can play as a freshman. That’s something I want to look close at."
RIVALS REACTION: Officially, this is a Gators-vs-Hurricanes battle. Unofficially, Taylor seems to be a Florida lean at the very least. The Hurricanes have some ground to make up and could do so with a strong season this fall. Until then, however, UF has to be treated as the odds-on favorite to land the Rivals250 prospect.
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