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Sophomore already getting offers

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More and more coaches are flocking to Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher's to see cornerback Garrett Taylor. The North Carolina Tar Heels beat everyone to the punch, offering Taylor first.
"It has been exciting for me lately with Kentucky offering last Friday and Tennessee on Saturday," said the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Taylor.
"With North Carolina, I don't really know much yet but I'm going down there soon so hopefully I can get a look around," he said. "I have seen them play and it seems like their coach has been able to turn things around. It's also a very good school and my parents really stress academics.
"One of Kentucky's coaches I know came from Tennessee and I really liked him a lot," said Taylor. "Hopefully, when I get down there we can talk some more and I can get to know the head coach. They're in the SEC, which is the best football conference in the country so that's why I like them.
"I just came back from Tennessee's junior day," he said. "They have a brand new indoor facility that's really great. Their stadium is gigantic. I really liked what Coach Jones was saying about how he is trying to rebuild the program."
These are hardly the only schools that are interested in Taylor.
"I'm hearing from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Stanford," said Taylor. "Brady Hoke from Michigan stopped by the school a few weeks ago.
"Hopefully Virginia Tech offers soon," he said. "They asked me to come for their junior day and both Frank and Shane Beamer have come by the school."
Even though it is still early in the recruiting process, Taylor already knows how he is going to choose his school.
"My parents and I have talked about it and the first thing that they need to have is a pre-law program because that's the field I want to go into," Taylor said. "Then we'll look at how interested the coaching staff is and how comfortable my parents are with the coaches. That's important because I want my parents to be comfortable leaving me with them, even if it is far away. The facilities and fan support are also very important."
Last season, Taylor had 25 tackles and four interceptions while helping St. Christopher's to a 5-5 record.
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