Tabyus Taylor Commits to Virginia Tech


Nov 30, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer stands in a huddle against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. The Hokies won 16-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Beamer and his staff are continuing to build up the Class of 2014 and have recently added their 24th commitment in a class that could end up with around 28 commits depending on what happens over the next few months. The Hokies have once again added another player from the state of the Virginia as they continue to take players from one of the best high school football states in the country. The Hokies have also once again gone with a player who at the time of his commitment to the Hokies, did not have a grade from ESPN but is another one of their under-the-radar commitments.

Tabyus Taylor of Hopewell High School has chosen to commit to Virginia Tech over James Madison with fellow FBS schools Virginia, Maryland, and Old Dominion also showing interest in the past. Taylor was rated as a 2-star recruit by and has shown the potential to be a very good pickup for the Hokies as they start adding the finishing touches to their Class of 2014. Taylor is seen as an athlete that has the potential to either be a running back, wide receiver or a linebacker for the Hokies but outside linebacker is the most likely spot for him.

Tabyus Taylor has had a great senior season at Hopewell High School which is why Taylor is now headed to Blacksburg instead of a smaller program. Taylor has solid speed and he has the potential to be an elusive, speed back for the Hokies. Taylor also has the ability to possibly be a wide receiver though that seems not too likely. Taylor will need to bulk up some to be a linebacker but he has a similar build to Dadi Nicolas who had a very solid season for the Hokies as a pass rusher. Taylor seems likely to be an outside linebacker for the Hokies and is another quality addition to the Hokies’ Class of 2014.