Land O'Lakes (Fla.) has scored 177 points in their first four games this season. One of their best, and biggest, targets on the offensive side of the ball is junior tight end Kent Taylor. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has been a popular target for South Florida quarterback commitment Stephen Weatherford.
The senior signal-caller isn't the only one paying attention to Taylor, as a number of colleges have already shown him interest. Taylor raked in early offers from Florida Atlantic, Kentucky, and North Carolina State. He still remembers the feeling when he received his first offer, which came from Florida Atlantic.
"It felt great to get the first one out of the way," Taylor said. "The coach that offered me was Joe Corozza, he is the tight ends coach, but the coach that is recruiting me is David Serna. He just told me that they watched my film and said that if I want to come there, I can."
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At this point, he is sitting on those three offers with a few other schools interested. He is also hoping to hear from a few of the perennial powers in college football.
"USF is real interested and there are a couple of other schools," Taylor said. "I always grew up liking Ohio State, Miami, and Alabama, those three would be huge if I got an offer from any of those. I haven't heard from them yet."
With Skip Holtz' team located just down the road on I-75, Taylor has made his way to Raymond James for some games, but has yet to enjoy the full gameday experience as a recruit.
"I have been to a couple of their games but I haven't toured the campus or anything like that," Taylor said.
As a junior, there is still 16 months before Taylor has to make a decision, he is in no rush to expedite the recruiting process.
"I plan to just take my time with it," Taylor said. "I am just going to take it a day at a time, check out the letters I receive, and go from there. Right now I am just really focused on our season and trying to do the best I can. I will really worry about it after the season."
When it comes time to select the right school for him, he knows what he is looking for.
"Education is big but I want to go somewhere that is going to compete for a National Championship every year," Taylor said. "I want to go somewhere that the coach is of good character and integrity. I want to go somewhere that is going to be a good fit, where I am going to play and be exposed."
Taylor and Land O'Lakes looks to improve to 5-0 on the season this Friday when they travel to face Anclote.