Darvin Taylor II was part of the extremely talented defensive line group at the Richmond RCS and, even though he was one of the younger members of the group, he is getting the big time offers the older players have.
"It was very good," said the 6-foot-2, 311-pound Taylor. I felt great and I've been enjoying the early part of the recruiting process."
The defensive tackle from Chester (Va.) Thomas Dale now has six offers from Florida State, Virginia Tech, Miami, South Carolina, West Virginia and Old Dominion.
"Florida State was first but the first one I found out about was Miami," he said. "I know Florida State has very good academic programs. It's funny because those are my dad's two favorite football teams. He grew up in Florida. I know Florida State and Miami produce some good defensive players.
"I've played with two guys that play for Virginia Tech in Desmond Frye and Quinton Taylor," said Taylor, a teammate of current Hokie commit C.J. Reavis. "I can talk to them and see if they're enjoying it or not. As for me, it feels like home up there even though it's one of the only schools I've been to. I don't feel like a number. I was able to bond with the players when I was there for the spring game. They have nice facilities. I was also able to talk with all of the coaches.
"My sister goes to school at Newberry down in South Carolina so she tells me all about living down there and how much she would like to go a game," he said. "I have a lot of friends up here that like the University of South Carolina."
Obviously, these big time offers have other schools interested.
"LSU, Oregon, Michigan, Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina have all been coming by the school or I have been in contact with them," Taylor said.
Being from a military family, Taylor's favorite school isn't an easy guess.
"Since I was a little kid, I always liked Texas because that was the first state I lived in when I moved over here from Germany," he said. "My mom and dad were in the military. My mom is getting ready to retire this year and my dad retired last year. I was born in Germany and I've lived in Texas, Korea and Virginia. I think me being a military child has helped me be able to make friends easily and I'm not scared to meet new people."
Taylor was one of the top defensive performers at the Richmond RCS.