According to a blurb on Josh Barr’s blog on the Washington Post website, now former Penn State defensive tackle Phil Taylor could be headed to play for the Maryland Terrapins or even the University of Tennessee.
Taylor, who yesterday was removed from the team officially along with teammate Chris Baker, is a Maryland native (Gwynn Park) and was recruited by the Terps coming out of high school.
One of the comments posted by an angry Terps fan below Barr’s post states:
Posted by: Island1 | July 30, 2008 2:14 PM
Not exactly a ringing endorsment but Taylor does have two years of eligibility left and also does have a redshirt available. So sitting out in 2008 then playing two years is not out of the question.
An interesting side note, for all the garbage ESPN put out in it’s Outside the Lines piece, about Penn State recruiting a “different kind of player” in recent years, keep in mind Taylor was recruited by the likes of Ohio State, Florida, Virginia Tech and Virginia.
Lets see, Tech had Marcus Vick, Florida had a player that fired an assault rifle in the air and Ohio State lived through Maurice Clarrett.
Cory James of FightOnState.com reported today that Nittany Lions receiving recruit A.J. Price did make the grade and will be in State College to report for preseason camp this weekend. (note, if you intend to view that you need a FOS subscription)
Penn State opens preseason practice on Monday.
Former Penn State receiver and current NFL return man Eddie Drummond was picked up by the Steelers on Thursday.
Drummond spent five seasons with the Detroit Lions and played last season for Kansas City.