Numerous prospects are on college's list to watch during the spring and summer months at The Woodlands (Texas) High School. Safety/cornerback prospect Taylor Charbonnet is definitely in that group.
The 6-foot, 170-pounder who has played on defense at both positions says either one feels comfortable. As a junior, he and his young defense struggled early but really gelled as a unit by season's end. Now, colleges are sending tons of mail and Charbonnet is just waiting for the next step.
His brother, Daniel Charbonnet, originally signed with Duke before transferring to Texas Tech.
"It seems like you've really got to work at recruiting unless everybody has heard about you since you were a freshman," Charbonnet said. "It helps a lot having a brother who already went through the process and going to a school like Texas Tech.
"I've been through it, my dad has been through it, so we know what to expect."
Letters are coming in heavily, but the main three that are showing up on Charbonnet's radar are Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and LSU. With his brother at Tech, the leader is obvious.
"Tech is definitely the favorite," Charbonnet said. "I've been out there a lot to see them play and it just seems like a well-coached team. After Tech, it would be LSU."
No offers have come, but Charbonnet plans to take some junior day and camp trips. Texas Tech will be a spot for both in the coming months.
With his senior year on the horizon, Charbonnet wants to take his experienced defense and really play well.
"We had mostly juniors on our defense last year, but we really came together as the season went along," he said. "I think that year developed all of us, including myself, in a lot of ways. I'm getting faster, bigger, and stronger. I kind of feel like for the next level, I could play either cornerback or safety."