Gloucester, Va. linebacker Aaron Taliaferro has received interest from three local Division I schools. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder with 4.7-second speed has one of them leading for his services.
"I've gotten letters from Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland," he said. "I'd say my favorite right now is Virginia because they are close to home and I really like the school's academics. I plan to major in engineering in college."
Last summer Taliaferro headed up to Charlottesville for a football camp.
"It was real nice and I liked the environment there a lot," he said. "On my trip I got to talk to Al Groh and he seems like a pretty nice coach."
Taliaferro is looking for a few things out of his future school.
"Wherever I go, I want to go there and play college football so that it gives me an opportunity to make it to the pros," he said. "I understand if I can't play as a freshman because of redshirting, but I'd like to play somewhat early."
As a junior, Taliaferro hauled in 65 tackles, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as he was named first team all-district, all-region and defensive MVP at the school.
This summer the linebacker prospect plans to take in camps at Virginia and Virginia Tech.