With his brother at Texas Tech, many people though it was a slam dunk that Taylor Charbonnet was going to end up with the Red Raiders. However, when he made his decision this afternoon, he said it wasn't just a done deal from the beginning.
The 5-foot-9, 164-pound defensive back Charbonnet held scholarship offers from not only Tech, but also Kansas, Air Force, Army, and UTEP. After taking visits to UCLA and Stanford earlier, he decided not to wait any longer to decide.
"I decided to commit to Texas Tech this afternoon," Charbonnet said. "Even when I was at other schools on visits, it just made it clearer that I wanted to go to Texas Tech. I was a fan for a while and my brother is there, so I've just always liked it. It made it easy for me."
Charbonnet said that he was talking with the UTEP and Kansas coaches quite a bit, but just felt right at Tech. Recruiting coaches Brian Mitchell and Carlos Mainord had a lot to do with his decision as well.
"Coach Mitchell was the first person I talked to after I got the scholarship offer," Charbonnet said. "I also spoke with coach Mainord a lot. We just had a good relationship. The camp, I did really well, and I had a while to talk with them.
"I really like those guys. We got along well and I like what they had to say. I knew that's where I wanted to be."
Charbonnet says that he will play cornerback for Tech.