Rivals250 defensive tackle Phillip Taylor out of Clinton (Md.) Gwynn Park went into his official to Maryland favoring Penn State. The Terps made a strong push on his official to land the 6-foot-3, 346-pounder's services, but was it enough?
"My trip there was alright," he said. "I had a good time and was hosted by my former teammate at Gwynn Wes Jefferson. On the trip, I really got to know everyone on the team a lot better and it was cool to be able to hang out with the other recruits. I've been there many times before and was really familiar with all the coaches, but it was good for me to know the place better."
Where does Maryland stand for the four-star prospect now?
"After my visits I'd say Penn State is still up there on top," he said. "I had an in-home visit today from coach Paterno and coach Johnson and it went really well. It was nice to talk to them and find out more about the program and school."
Taylor isn't sure when Frank Beamer or Ralph Friedgen will be stopping by for official visits.
The No. 7 defensive tackle in the country still plans to take his final official visit on January 27th to Virginia Tech though and then he expects to make a decision right after that.