Paterson (N.J.) Paterson Catholic athlete Ray Taylor appears to be focusing in on three schools for official visits this month. The 6-foot-0, 160-pounder doesn't have any scheduled yet, but said he plans to get them worked out in a matter of days.
"It looks like I'll be setting one up with Temple, Kansas and South Florida," he said. "All of those schools have offered and I'd say they are the leaders for me right now.
"I like Temple because coach Golden and D'Onofrio from Virginia are headed there. I was very interested in Virginia and now that they are going to Temple I'm looking at following them there. I like the way Kansas plays and the progress their program has made. They really improved this season by playing in a bowl and their coach has proven he'll play young talent.
"South Florida is great because they're in the Big East and they are an up and coming program as well. I also like the fact that I'd have the opportunity to play in Tampa which is a nice option."
The two-star prospect expects to make a decision before Signing Day.
"My plan is to go on a visit and if I like it enough I might commit," he said. "If I'm still debating then I'll take another official visit. I'm just looking for whichever school I feel comfortable at. I'm not gun shy about making a decision on the spot."
Taylor finished his senior season at Paterson Catholic with 66 tackles, six interceptions and 14 pass deflections as he was named all-county and all-area.