Sunday, February 19, 2012

Miami Denies Nate Taylor's Commitment

Well the story of Nate Taylor has taken a slight turn.  It turns out that the Miami Northwestern safety was never offered a scholarship by Al Golden. 

On Monday, Northwestern defensive coordinator Luther Campbell sent a text message to Taylor informing him that he had received a scholarship offer.  In turn, Hurlie Brown, UM's senior operations football coordinator, sent Campbell a text message stating the good news--that Taylor was offered a scholarship by UM coaches.

After informing the 'Canes of his commitment, Taylor felt that he was part of the Miami's 2013 class.

However, Barrow informed Taylor on Friday night that his offer had been a mistake by one of their coaches--all was a misunderstanding.  He learned that UM coaches were still evaluating his game film and had not formally extended an offer to him. 

Talk about a low blow.  This would have been Taylor's first offer and he was extremely excited, excited enough to announce his commitment to Michael Barrow.

Quite the disappointment to say the least.  His recruitment has turned into a whirlwind.  Said Taylor, "It's okay.  It didn't get me down.  It hurt my feelings a little bit, but I just have to adapt to the situation and not let it affect your pride.  You have to keep moving forward."

Alabama, Florida State, Clemson, Nebraska, Louisville, and West Virginia are among the schools that have begun to show interest in Taylor.

We wish this kid the best wherever he lands.