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Georgia DL is committed, but exploring options

THE LATEST: Ryan Taylor saw numerous college coaches stop by spring practice the last few weeks and quite a few had their eye on him. The 6-foot, 310 pound powerful interior defensive linemen out of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson committed to Arkansas State April 1, but he has since added some offers. He remains committed, but he is exploring his options.


IN HIS OWN WORDS: "Since I committed to Arkansas State, Kansas State and Florida Atlantic have came through with offers," said Taylor. "I am still good with my commitment and it is because of the family and the love at Arkansas State. The coaches send me a lot of mail, they stay in contact with me and I have a strong relationship with the coaching staff there.

"The main coach I speak with is coach [Norvall] McKenzie (running backs) and I also speak with coach [Brian] Early (defensive line). I talk with those guys every day or every other day. I have a great relationship with both of them.

"We are past the recruiting talk and we are just getting to know each other better and talking about the future there.

"I was there for the spring game and I love the energy. I love the power they play with and they made me feel at home.

"I am still open to everything. My thoughts are still with Arkansas State, but it is a process and when offers come, I have to process those, take a look and make sure of things. I am still going to look at other schools, but right now, I am good with Arkansas State."

RIVALS REACTION: Taylor seems strong to Arkansas State, but he is going to take visits, keep communication going with other schools and take a look at each option he has. The Red Wolves have done an excellent job of recruiting him, being consistent and making him feel important. If another school wants to steal him away, they will have to do the same thing, but better.