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Taylor back from Florida with decision made

Land O'Lakes (Fla.) four-star tight end Kent Taylor traveled to Florida on Saturday to watch the Florida Gators host the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Rivals100 prospect enjoyed his time at 'The Swamp'.
"It was a good time," Taylor said. "I got to talk to Coach (Will) Muschamp at the very beginning. I also spoke with Coach (Derek) Lewis for a little bit before the game. We got there around five - I went with some of my teammates like Shadow Williams and my family too. We just talked to the coaches, went to eat, and then went out on the field and then watched the game."
As for the game itself, despite the 38-10 defeat suffered by the Gators, Taylor saw promise in the effort put forth by the squad.
"It was good," Taylor said. "Obviously it stunk that (quarterback John) Brantley got hurt. I really thought they did a great job and played hard."
In the game, the Central Florida prospect saw current Gator tight end Jordan Reed pull in five receptions for 31 yards. Taylor said he feels he is comparable to Reed in some ways and was paying attention to how he was used in the offense, but wasn't fixated on evaluating the usage of tight ends by Florida during the event.
"Obviously I would have liked to see them use a tight end more but I just know from Charlie Weis' history, that he has already done it for years and years and years," Taylor said. "The proof is in the pudding. He isn't going to stop now. As far as that goes, I wasn't there to evaluate that, I was more there to just enjoy the game. I am not worried about how Florida will use their tight end, I know they are going to use their tight end."
His visit to Florida on Saturday marked his final visit. He has previously been on campus with all four of his finalists, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Penn State, including a game at all of them except for the Bulldogs.
"I am done with visits at this point," Taylor said.
Next up for Taylor is an announcement, which will come in late October when he is presented with his U.S. Army All-American Game jersey at his school. That ceremony is scheduled for October 27th.
According to the 6-foot-5, 220-pound vertical threat, the decision is already made.
"I know where I am going," Taylor said. "I told the school probably a week ago."
He explained what went into the difficult decision he made.
"It was just about where I am going to get used and the best place to play early," Taylor said. "It was a place where I felt I could have the whole experience of education, football, socially, and spiritually."
Taylor missed a portion of his senior season with a broken hand but has returned to action.
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