About a week ago, Buford, Ga., linebacker Tyler Taylor announced that Auburn and LSU were his top two schools. However, Jacob Phillips’ decommitment seems to have made Taylor a priority for the Sooners once more. In fact, Oklahoma linebackers coach Tim Kish was able to pay him a visit on Saturday.
Quick Tyler Taylor update: Oklahoma LB coach Tim Kish will visit Tyler Taylor today because he's "in the area." Could Sooners re-emerge?— Benjamin Wolk (@benjaminwolk) January 28, 2017
Will it be too little too late for the Sooners in this recruiting battle? LSU is still considered to be the heavy favorite, but OU fans can still hold out some hope. Prospects don’t typically let coaches come into their home this close to National Signing Day if there isn’t a bit of interest. If the Sooners do come out on top in this battle, Oklahoma fans should be ecstatic. Seriously, how good would all of you feel if Oklahoma beat LSU in a recruiting battle for a highly-touted linebacker? Considering recent events, it would definitely improve morale.
Taylor is ranked as the No. 251 overall prospect in the 247 Composite rankings, and he’s received offers from schools such as Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Tennessee during the recruiting process. The nation’s No. 11 inside linebacker prospect has held an OU offer since last March and has been to Norman on multiple occasions.