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GARRETT TAYLOR      DB   6-0   196
Rivals ★★★★   ESPN ★★★★   247 ★★★★   Scout ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin

ABOUT TAYLOR
A consensus four-star prospect, Taylor racked up 47 tackles, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception as a junior for St. Christopher's High School under the tutelage of Lance Clelland. The defensive back missed his senior season due to injury, but was selected to the 2015 Under Armour All-America game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl. As a junior, Taylor was named first-team All-State (VISAA Division I) and All-Metro after tallying 35 tackles in 2013. As a sophomore, Taylor had 24 tackles and four interceptions for Saints. He is touted as the 86th-ranked player in the country by Rivals.com with a fourth-place ranking in the state of Virginia and is the eighth-best cornerback nationally. Scout.com lists Taylor as the top cornerback in Virginia, while ESPN ranks him fourth in the state and 10th among corners. Taylor also runs track at St. Christopher's HS.

FROM TAYLOR'S HEAD COACH LANCE CLELLAND
"Penn State is getting a truly exceptional young man. As the new head football coach here at St. Christopher's, I was more than excited to get the opportunity to coach one of the best football players our school has ever produced... Garrett as a captain on our 2014 St. Christopher's football team transformed himself from the lead player on the field to a coach / mentor / cheerleader off the field. He was everything a great leader should be both encouraging and positive towards his teammates - during the ups and the downs."



Taylor Highlights | 2015 Signing Day Central


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