The Pitt Panthers will be getting an official visit from Class of 2022 three-star tight end Mason Taylor from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Taylor (6-foot-4, 230 pounds) announced on Wednesday that he will be making a trip to visit Pitt from June 10-12. Taylor becomes the 19th player to schedule an official visit to Pitt in June and the sixth from the Sunshine State (wide receiver Quan Lee, running back Xavier Townsend, running back Jordaan Bailey, linebacker Leon Hart and wide receiver Marcus Peterson.)
“Over the past month or two, I’ve been building my relationship with Coach Salem and Coach Partridge and they’ve just showed me a lot of love,” Taylor told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “They’re a school that are really showing me that they want me. I’ve been looking into Pitt and I like how they use their tight ends and go check them out and look forward to what I see up there.”
“Pitt really thinks that I’m athletic for my size and that I’m able to block the big boys on the line and also flex me out to have me run routes against linebackers and cornerbacks. The coaches really like my versatility. Now that recruiting is opening up, my recruiting is starting to get exciting as more coaches are starting to text me. I’m excited to get up to Pitt and other places I visit.”
Taylor tells PSN that other schools that are in contact with him a lot and that he’ll consider making official visits to are Arizona, Memphis, Illinois, Appalachian State and UNC-Charlotte.
This visit in June will be a homecoming for Mason’s father, Jason Taylor, the Woodland Hills graduate and NFL Hall of Fame defensive end with Miami, Washington and NY Jets.
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