The Virginia Tech Hokies received their second commitment in three days, this one coming from one of the top linebackers in Virginia.
Virginia Beach (Va.) Floyd Kellam linebacker Demetrius Taylor has chosen Virginia Tech over offers from Duke and Kent State.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker was also drawing interest from Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Virginia. His commitment is the third for the Hokies this recruiting season and the second in a week for Tech coming on the heels of a commitment from Hyattsville, Md. Fullback Kenny Jefferson.
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“Virginia Tech was the first school to offer me and they were quick to offer after seeing my film,” Taylor said. “They’ve been recruiting me since my freshman and sophomore season and saw something in me right away a lot of other schools did not.”
Recruited at the linebacker position, Taylor is willing to switch positions on the defensive side of the football if it will help the team and help get him on the field faster.
“Tech has some good young linebackers looking to anchor some of the spots on the interior like Vince Hall,” explained Taylor. “In speaking with coach Foster, he mentioned that I could become an immediate impact player for them. I’ve got no problem redshirting, but if I can help them on the field at an outside linebacker position, I’d be willing to move for the time being. We’ll be discussing my options over the course of the next year.”
What else helped influence Taylor in make an early decision?
“I was up at Tech for the spring game and had a good experience there,” admitted Taylor. “I liked the campus and the blue-collar work ethic that the team has.”