Tyler Taylor

Tyler Taylor

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Tyler Taylor

THE VITALS

Position: Inside linebacker

Measurables: 6-foot-2, 230 pounds

High school: Lanier

Hometown: Buford, Ga.

Committed: Feb. 1, 2017

247Sports position rank: 10

247Sports rating: 4 stars

AT A GLANCE

LSU made a late push for Taylor, and it paid off. He chose the Tigers over his other finalist, Auburn. Just a few months ago, Taylor’s top two were Auburn and Oklahoma, before LSU coach Ed Orgeron and Co. swooped in. Taylor played offense for Lanier as well. He caught a TD pass and ran for a score in one game this season. Taylor visited Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn and Oklahoma over the final two and a half weeks of January, hitting his top school before narrowing his choice. 

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Second-team Gwinnett County all-county team. … Had 116 tackles as a junior. ... Forced three fumbles and recovered two as a junior. 

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Taylor is a linebacker with a good frame and athleticism. He is a basketball player who can run on the football field. He is a very disciplined football player who plays with speed and intelligence.” — Scout.com’s Chad Simmons