Land O'Lakes (Fla.) tight end Kent Taylor hit the road this past week to check out a trio of SEC schools.
"I went to LSU, Alabama, and Georgia," Taylor said. "I had a real good time at each stop."
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end, considered the nation's best at his position, recapped each of those three stops.
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LSU: "It was a good time. It was good to meet Coach (Les) Miles and hear what he had to say. I also really Coach (Steve) Ensminger, the tight ends coach, he was pretty cool. I like their football facilities. The academic guy that I spoke with was really knowledgeable. It is a place that provides great academics. I also got to meet the strength coach (Tommy Moffitt) and he was excellent. It was really good. I liked it a lot."
Alabama: "It was good. I really enjoyed it. Coach (Nick) Saban is obviously one of the best and he is all business. It was definitely cool to talk to him. He talked to us for probably about an hour. I also got a chance to see everything and Alabama is just unbelievable. It was a really cool experience, good to see the stadium, it was crazy."
Georgia: "I really enjoyed Georgia. I really like Coach (Mark) Richt. I like everything about Georgia. The campus is really beautiful. I got to see their stadium and it was really nice. I got to meet a lot of players, guys like Orson Charles and Aaron Murray who are from my area. I really, really enjoyed it because it was a lot of fun."
The next step for the four-star tight end is to work on narrowing down his lengthy list of offers to a more manageable number.
"I don't know if I am going to go with a top five or a top three yet," Taylor said. "I will probably have a top five in about a week."
At this stage, he knows of two schools that are definitely going to make the cut on his list of favorites.
"Definitely, for sure, Penn State and Florida," Taylor said. "With Florida, I just love everything about Florida. The only thing that is keeping me from committing to either of those schools is number one, I don't know which one I will commit to at this point. I think I am going to take my visits and really enjoy the process. Both those two are definitely at the top."
As for the remainder of his recruitment, Taylor talked about what will come after the cut.
"After I set my top three or top five, then I will set up some officials and go from there," Taylor said. "I know I am definitely going to take an official to Florida and definitely take an official to Penn State. I don't know what other schools I am going to take officials to."
The talented Central Florida prospect will participate in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas.