Mansfield, Texas defensive tackle Adrian Taylor never had a problem picking up scholarship offers and so even though the playoffs didn't happen this year for the three-star rated lineman, he at least can bet on a very successful recruiting process to finish out his high school career.
Offers from Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State are just a few that have come in for the 6-foot-5, 280-pound top Lone Star prospect. As basketball season awaits and recruiting shaping up well, Taylor is still looking at the positives.
"It was disappointing and kind of messed up," Taylor said about not making the playoffs. "We basically missed the playoffs by six points in the final game. Recruiting is going well and I've got basketball season coming up, so those are the bright spots."
Taylor says that UCLA and Oklahoma are definite visits and those two schools are among his top five which include Kansas, Arizona, and Colorado as well.
"I just talk to those five the most," Taylor said. "Basically, we're working on visits with them. That's what we talk about when they call and then they just check to see how I'm doing and stuff."
Taylor, the No. 75 overall prospect in Texas, is going to go through a big check list when he heads to each school.
"I'm going to check out the drama and education departments to see what they have for me there," Taylor said. "I want to be able to play early, so that's big."
Taylor is listed as the No. 42 rated defensive tackle in the country.