Just a few days before having hundreds of recruits at camp, the Ohio State coaching staff played host to a talented Central Ohio prospect. Class of 2014 Bishop Ready offensive lineman Brady Taylor made the few minute trek to the Ohio State campus to get a feel for what exactly the Buckeyes have to offer. Even though he grew up smack dab in the middle of Buckeye City, the 6-5 270 pound Taylor got the chance to experience a few things he might remember for quite awhile:
"Ironically, being a Columbus kid, that is the first time I've been in the whole Woody Hayes facility. I also got to go into the press box at the 'Shoe. Growing up a Buckeye that was a good experience. The visit was great, especially since it is right down the road."
Knowing football might not last forever, the Silver Knight standout already has plans in mind to what he wants to focus on if his NFL dreams aren't reachable. Taylor would like to study Dietetics and Business at the next level and got some reassuring news Thursday that he is making the right choice "The academic advisers were also very supportive of my planned major and minor," Brady said. "That is big for me."
Brady will be one of those aforementioned recruits trying to catch the eye of the Buckeye coaches this weekend, hoping to earn a chance to suit up for the Scarlet and Gray. After sitting down with the staff, Taylor knows exactly what he needs to do going forward to make sure that dream becomes a reality:
"I talked with almost the entire staff. My sit down meetings were with Coach Warinner and Coach Meyer. They both went great and they basically said it is me against a few other kids for a scholarship offer. They think I'm a great player and working with them at camp could prove I belong there. This was the message I got and I am definitely ready to get after it on Sunday."
Even though Brady has offers from the likes of Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and West Virginia, to name off a few of the over 20 scholarships he currently holds, the Buckeyes could be put near the top of the list if they were to send one his way. "If they offered, they would definitely be in the top tier of my list," Taylor said. "I had a very impressive visit to Virginia Tech on Wednesday and several other schools are sticking out," he added.
Too see what Brady Taylor would bring to the Bucks, check out his highlights from last season here.