"I wanted to be around my family, where they could come see me play (and) I fit in well with my coaches and the players," Taylor said.
Most of us who follow recruiting saw the signs on the wall, when Taylor canceled his Florida trip after attending Virginia Tech's senior camp.
"I had a really good feeling after that camp," Taylor said.
Frank Beamer and his staff garnered bonus points with Taylor after telling the 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback that he would be the only signal caller that they would recruit for the class of 2007.
Taylor led the Hampton Crabbers to the Group AAA Division 5 State Championship last season. The Scout.com five-star quarterback threw for 1,544 yards and nine touchdowns. He did much of his damage on the ground running for 1,044 yards and 21 touchdowns. Scout.com currently ranks Taylor as the No. 7 rated quarterback in the nation and the No. 33 rated prospect overall.