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RECRUITING: Taylor Will Take 1st Unofficial Visit

Phillip Taylor from Brandywine Gwynn Park

Don't let the looks of big Phillip Taylor catch you off guard. Beneath the huge exterior of this 6-4, 340-pound defensive tackle from Brandywine (MD) Gwynn Park is a thoughtful giant ready to get his football and academic career underway. He has a list of schools that he's carefully studying and one is likely to get a visit in the next couple of weeks.

(Phillip Taylor profile) While most rising star seniors have their focus on playing right away or even playing for a championship caliber team, Taylor's focus is in the pages of both the playbook and a physics text book. "My number one thing when I'm looking at a school right now is education," Taylor said. "When I go on visits, I want to see athlete graduation rates and I want to major in...

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