Commitment Tracker: Taylor Bible

Commitment Tracker: Taylor Bible

Taylor Bible, Scout.com five-star prospect from Denton-Gunyer, Texas, was the first commitment for the Texas Longhorns. The nation's No. 2 defensive tackle had his shoulder scoped in January and starting to feel 100-percent. He talked about his season and visit to see his future team in action.



"The season is going good. We are 5-0," said Taylor Bible. "We are rolling through the district. We play our cross-town rival this week. We had a great week of practice.

"I have been doing pretty good this year. The first couple of weeks I was trying to get back into the feel of everything. I feel like I am almost to where I was last year.

"I know as of the week before our last game I had 31 total tackles and two sacks. I had another sack in our last game. I feel like my pass rush has gotten a lot better. I feel like I have improved. Pass rush was what I tried to fix."

Bible took an unofficial visit to Austin for the Texas Tech game.

"I was there for the Tech game which was ridiculously crazy," he said. Everyone was pro-UT. There were 102,000 orange shirts. I loved it.

"What can I say. They haven't been beaten. I don't think they will be beaten. Their only competition is Oklahoma like every year."

"I really don't think they will be able to stop them especially with Colt's [McCoy] arm. He can get it to [Jordan] Shipley. The defense is always going to play great. The defensive line is going to be able to get a lot of pressure on Sam Bradford. That game should be a big win for Texas."

Bible has remained in contact with his future position coach.

"I keep in touch with coach [Mike] Tolleson," he said. "I spoke to him tonight. He was asking how my season was going and talked about the Colorado game. Every time I go up to Texas they treat me the same. It hasn't changed at all. I love it.

"That was something I was really looking at. I didn't want them to think once I committed that they just quit recruiting me and move on to someone else. They have been the nicest, kindest people I have ever met. They give me a real good feeling every time I go up there."

Bible, who will participate in the Under Armour All-American game, was relieved to make such an early decision.

"It's great to not have any pressure at all going into the season," he stated. "Also at the same time I felt like people were gunning for me. Guys would be able to say they went up against Taylor Bible and did a great job. It was a relief for me, but I knew I would have a target on my back."

Bible plans to see the Longhorns again for the Oklahoma game.

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