Mason Taylor, son of NFL great Jason Taylor, makes SEC commitment
Mason Taylor, a recruit with some strong bloodlines announced his commitment on Thursday, as the son of Jason Taylor and nephew of Zach Thomas, two NFL greats, will play in the SEC.
Taylor, a St. Thomas Aquinas tight end out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to LSU. Taylor is listed at 6-foot-4 1/2 and 230 pounds. He is the No. 16 ranked tight end in the country in the Class of 2022, and the No. 51 player in the state of Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite. LSU now has the No. 1 class in the SEC, according to 247Sports.
“The coaching staff (was) on me every day about going there, talking to me about how they’d use me,” Taylor told the Sun-Sentinel. “Just built a really good relationship with the coaching staff there. It felt like home. When I went up there, everything was for me. They were just doing everything they could for me. I just liked the comfort.”
Taylor added that he built a close relationship with LSU coach Ed Orgeron and graduate assistant and tight ends coach Derek Shay.
Taylor also said that the opportunity to play early was appealing to him because LSU is low on tight ends on the roster. It may have also helped that a couple players from St. Thomas play at LSU, Marcus Dumervil and Marlon Martinez.
“It’s going to be crazy,” Taylor said. “SEC — that’s where I feel like I belong. And Death Valley, that place gets loud, that place gets rowdy. So it’s going to be really fun and it’s going to be a really great experience.”
— Mason Taylor (@MasonTaylor52) July 29, 2021
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