Pack Pride talks with junior offensive lineman Christian Taylor after he recently made another trip…
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White Knoll High School [Lexington] junior Christian Taylor has visited two other schools since his trip to Tigertown. A week after the Clemson visit, Taylor hit N.C. State. This past weekend, he was in Columbia for the South Carolina game.
The 6-foot-5, 330-pound prospect enjoyed his stop through Clemson.
"It was real good. I got to talk to a couple of the coaches before the game, listened to Dabo [Swinney] talk and the team chaplain. I had a good time while I was up there," Taylor recently told CUTigers. "I was up there with my sister's boyfriend. He's getting recruited by them too, so we went together. We had a good time. His name is Freddie Phillips."
Offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell and primary recruiter, defensive coordinator Brent Venables, spoke 1-on-1 with Taylor.
With Caldwell, "He hadn't seen me in a while. He asked me if my parents were there. We're doing great this season and he's paying attention to how we've had our best start in our 12 years of having football. We've had our best record since starting. He loves the way I play and says I'm getting better and every time. He wants to see me come out low, because I have a tendency to get high sometimes."
With Venables, "Coach Venables, he just gave me his e-mail. He wants me to e-mail him some of the film we have from this year, because he doesn't have any film on me, neither does coach Caldwell. He wants to stay in touch with me more. I usually talk with coach Caldwell. He wants to stay in touch with me, now that he's my recruiting coordinator."
Taylor also shared his thoughts on the trips to N.C. State and South Carolina.
N.C. State: It was great. I loved everybody up there. The student section, when I was on the field, they chanted my name a couple of times. Freddie came up there. They chanted his name and my name multiple times. Actually, I was the first guy they offered for the class of 2014. A lot of people up there are paying attention to what I'm doing…it's really a good feeling.
South Carolina: It was good. I didn't have a good impression on them. Because, at camp, they were kind of just a little off at camp, to me. Then, I came back and gave it a chance. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it a lot. The coaches were great. I love watching them play, Ace Sanders returning the ball. The offensive line, the tackle who started his first game did a good job…just the way the guys played, that really impressed me. I liked it a lot.
It should be a busy fall for Taylor. He hopes to visit LSU, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
"It'll probably be LSU. I'll get back to South Carolina for a game and Clemson for a game," Taylor said.
N.C. State and Coastal Carolina have offered.
As a sophomore, Taylor had 41 pancake blocks and didn't allow a sack.
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