It has been a whirlwind of a month for Penn State on the recruiting trail, especially over the last week. Brandon Taylor, a three-star defensive line prospect out of Lima, OH has verbally committed to the Nittany Lions. He is the seventh player to commit to Penn State in the last eight days, and the ninth this month.
The Lions got in with Taylor back in March. He visited over spring practice, and earned his scholarship offer just days after that trip. He spent last weekend in Happy Valley on his official visit.
The TAYLOR File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6'3/250 lbs.
- Pos: DL
- School: Lima Senior (Lima, OH)
- Composite Rating: ★★★ (.8738)
- Composite Rank: No. 534 overall, No. 24 strong-side DE
Both Michigan and Michigan State had extended scholarship offers, along with Cincinnati, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Taylor did camp with the home state Buckeyes earlier in June, but did not earn an offer. Eleven Warriors reporter Dan Hope attended that camp, and had high praise for Taylor.
Three-star 2020 Lima Senior defensive end Brandon Taylor showing quick feet and hip flexibility at todays Ohio State football camp. He and Ohio State commit Jack Sawyer stood out among the defensive ends working out this morning for their movement skills. pic.twitter.com/PBe2upTtv0— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) June 15, 2019
Taylor's only other reported visit came in late-February when he visited Purdue.
Already standing 6'3 and weighing in a 250 lbs., Taylor's final home along the defensive line may be somewhat up in the air. While he will likely start his career along the end, it would not be a shock to see him grow into a tackle down the road. In other words, he's very much in the mold of a number of Sean Spencer recruits who have some positional flexibility.
Penn State's 2020 class now stands at 15 members, and No. 12 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is the fourth defensive lineman to commit, joining four-star prospects Cole Brevard and Coziah Izzard, plus three-star Fatorma Mulbah.