Delmar Taylor committed to Miami earlier this month and he took his official visit to the school…
DL: I love Miami's tradition
Delmar Taylor has an interesting story. He committed to Miami last week, choosing the Canes over offers from FIU, Bowling Green, and Western Michigan. He talked about his journey. "I'm from the Bahamas," Taylor said. "I moved to this area in 2008 and I enrolled at Miramar High School. I didn't get a chance to play a whole lot though because they were doing good, had good players and I was new to the sport and had no time to really learn it. I barely played my junior year. It was a good learning process." Taylor, 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, then switched over to Miami Beach High for his senior season. "I came here and was only able to play the first five games," he season. "They ruled me ineligible because I ran out of time to play from when I was in the Bahamas. The district approved me but the state denied me so I missed half the season." The standout lineman talked about the half season he was able to play. "Originally I was a defensive tackle but I got converted to offensive line," he said. "That's where I played all year. I only played defense about six snaps the whole season. The rest was on offense. I did good, had a good year." After landing three non-BCS offers, Taylor got the one he wanted just recently. "Miami came in and started recruiting me as a defensive lineman," he said. "They watched me play offensive line with a defensive mentality. They said they're excited about me because of my reach, my tenacity, and my quickness. I'm very excited about going there. I love the tradition they have, how they treat their players. And it's a private school, something my mom really likes." Taylor, who says he will take his official visit to UM on the 29th and calls Wesley McGriff his primary recruiter, talked about his academic situation. "I'm good," he said. "Last I checked I had a 2.7 core GPA and I scored an 840 on the SAT and a 17 on the ACT. And I passed the FCAT. I'm all set." Taylor hopes to do big things at Miami next season. "I can't wait," he said. "I'm excited about getting down there and being part of what they have going on. It's a big opportunity for me and I think Miami has a chance to be really good in the next few years."
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