Taylor has Two Offers

Taylor has Two Offers

Lexington (S.C.) White Knoll standout Christian Taylor is one the top junior offensive lineman in South Carolina. The 2014 prospect is attracting interest from several big-time college football programs.

The first scholarship offer is always a big deal to every college prospect. Offensive lineman Christian Taylor recently received that offer.

"I have two offers -- N.C. State and Coastal Carolina," Taylor said.

"My first offer was from N.C. State and it felt good. It was good to get that offer because I kept wondering if I was going to get any offers or not. They let me know that they don't normally offer offensive lineman that early, but that I was an exception."

"When I got the offer, on the inside I was jumping up and down. On the outside I played it cool, but I was really excited."

The junior feels good about the way he performed this season.

"I felt that I played pretty well," said Taylor. "I had some good games against Aiken and South Aiken. I think for my junior season I did pretty good and impressed a few people."

Due to his high level of play, several college football programs are pursuing him.

"I've been talking to North Carolina a little bit -- they seem pretty interested," he said. "Then Wake Forest has been trying to get me to visit for a while."

"I've also been in touch with South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Georgia Tech. Georgia has also talked to my coach and said they liked my film."

Who could be the next school to offer Taylor?

"I think North Carolina is pretty close to offering, so hopefully that will come in the near future," Taylor said. "After that, I think Wake Forest could be the next to offer."

Taylor has taken some visits and enjoyed each one.

"I've visited N.C. State, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, and Clemson," said the 6-foot-5, 330-pound Taylor. "No visit really stood out more than the other. I liked all the people at all the universities."

He will likely take some more trips soon.

"I've talked to Coach (Darrell) Funk at Michigan a good bit and he wants me to come and visit this winter," he said. "I want to go up to Michigan and I want to go up to North Carolina to visit."

While he has been contacted by several schools, there are still a few more he is hoping to hear from.

"I've gotten mail from Oregon once or twice," Taylor said. "I would like to hear from them more and I would like to hear from USC."

Taylor is in no rush, but has an idea of when he would like to start making some decisions.

"Right now, I just want to go out and get a feel for all the different schools and see where I fit in the best," he said. "I'm trying to keep an open mind about all the schools."

"I don't have a leader and haven't really thought about it as much as I should have. But, I'll probably try to name a list of top schools sometime at the beginning of next year."

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