Cincinnati '18 OH DT - Leonard Taylor (Cincy Verbal)

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    Kinda has that Cam Heyward or Adolphus Washington look to him.
     
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    DL/TE Leonard Taylor, Class of 2018, Springfield: 6'5.5", 246 lbs.; 4.70 SH, 35' PB, 26" VJ (Did not run 40, no SPARQ score)
     
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    LOTS OF OPTIONS

    Springfield four-star Leonard Taylor surprised a lot of people when he committed to Michigan during its Spring Game last April, despite holding an offer from Ohio State. Four months later, he was back on the market, and the Buckeyes instantly became the front-runner in his recruitment.

    “That just wasn't the best choice for me [at that time],” Taylor told Eleven Warriors at Sunday's Cleveland Regional. “I just needed to wait it out, let the process [unfold] and learn things that I needed to learn.”

    A lot has chanced since then. And while the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Taylor is still considering Michigan and Ohio State, schools like Kentucky, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh have all started to look like attractive destinations.

    “I haven't found that one yet,” Taylor said. “Still looking.”

    Programs seem torn on whether he'll play defensive end or tight end at the next level, which certainly factors into his decision.

    “I love all three positions I play,” Taylor said, noting he also plays quarterback and wouldn't be opposed to playing it at the next level if the right team came calling. “Ohio State is recruiting me to play defensive end, Michigan State is recruiting me to play tight end and Michigan is recruiting me to play tight end.”

    Still, Taylor enjoys being recruited as both because if he doesn't like his decision, it still allows him to move around at the next level to find what position fits him best. He plans to narrow down his 17 scholarship offers before football season and make a decision on his future next February.

    I expect Ohio State to make the cut at the very least, and if the staff pushes for his commitment, for Taylor to become a Buckeye when it's all said and done.

    “I've always had a great relationship with Ohio State,” he said. “[Coach Larry Johnson said he likes] my size, my speed and my arm length.”
     
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    REMEMBER ME?

    As Ohio State continues to recruit at a high level nationally, local prospects who once seemed destined to end up in Columbus continue to fall by the wayside.

    As much could be said for Springfield four-star tight end/defensive end Leonard Taylor, who included the Buckeyes in his Top 10 on Saturday morning alongside Alabama, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

    “I've always had a great relationship with Ohio State,” Taylor told Eleven Warriors at The Opening Cleveland Regional in early April. “[Coach Johnson said he likes] my size, my speed and my arm length.”

    The 6-foot-6, 246-pound Taylor is considered the 14th-best tight end and No. 302 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, but his true lack of a position has hurt his recruitment. Some schools want him on offense and others on defense, the Buckeyes the latter.

    With five-star Taron Vincent in the fold and the staff still in pursuit of Miami four-star commit Nesta Silvera, Taylor is just another in-state prospect seemingly left out in the cold. The Bearcats and Wildcats are among the schools truly vying for his pledge.
     
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