One of the fastest rising recruits in the country will be making his college decision today and Pitt is a finalist.
After spending the last couple of months getting heavily recruited and visiting some of the top programs in the country, 4-star tight end Mason Taylor (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is scheduled to announce his college decision Thursday evening at 5 PM.
Taylor (6’5″, 230) has seen his recruiting skyrocket over the last few months as he’s picked up offers from Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, LSU, Pitt, Miami, Syracuse, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Memphis and Florida International.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has been told that Taylor’s finalists are: Pitt, LSU, Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, Texas A&M.
Taylor spoke to PSN after visiting Pitt in mid-June and had this impression of what he saw- “It really surprised me a lot,” Taylor told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Pitt was amazing. The facilities were top-notch. I was very impressed with how Pitt treats and supports their players with their Life Skills. We liked the presentation that they showed us. The tour of the campus and the facilities was shocking and really amazing. It was hard to get a feel for Pitt and what they have through Zooms and over the internet and through FaceTime calls. But when you get to see it in-person, the city and not just the campus, but everything in the city of Pittsburgh and around it is just amazing.”
Taylor is an extremely athletic player and would be a huge addition to the Pitt tight end depth chart and could be a future replacement for Lucas Krull, who will be off to the NFL next season.
UPDATE (5:44 PM)-
*Taylor commits to LSU.