Columbus (Ohio) Bishop Ready 2014 offensive tackle Brady Taylor has already been on two junior day visits, and has several more planned in the coming weeks. His most recent trip landed him his first scholarship offer of the process.
"I drove over to [Bowling Green] and when I got there, there were a lot of kids there," Taylor said. "We got split into four groups, and when we were in the academic meeting the offensive coordinator pulled me out into the head coach's office. He sat me down and basically just said they have evaluated me a lot and think I would be a good fit for their program, so he offered me.
"It was really exciting and something I have been working for for two years now. It was a big accomplishment for me now that I have one under my belt, and I think it will help me get a lot more."
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The possibility for Taylor to add to his offer list could be enhanced by several trips he has upcoming. Indiana, Northwestern and Penn State are the three schools he is targeting for visits in the next few weeks.
"I think Indiana could maybe be my next offer," Taylor said. "They really want to get me in front of the head coach, so hopefully that will be my first Big Ten offer. That may be a goal of mine, to play in the Big Ten."
The 6-foot-5, 264-pound Taylor took his first junior day visit of the process a few weeks back out to Boston College.
"It is really nice there," Taylor said. "Their line coach I was really impressed with. I have a pretty good relationship with them, and was actually on the phone with them yesterday. They are so new that it is going to take a little while to see what they need, but they like my film and like the kind of kid I am, think I would be a good fit."
Before heading out to Bowling Green on Saturday, Taylor took part in a combine in Massillon, Ohio where he had testing numbers that included a 38-foot powerball throw and a 5.1 40-yard dash.