Episcopal lineman Logan Taylor (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruitNoVA)
Logan Taylor picks Virginia
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
The University of Virginia may have literally landed one of the biggest offensive line prospects in the nation as Logan Taylor, the standout offensive tackle from Alexandria’s Episcopal High, verbally committed to the Cavaliers last weekend.
In Taylor, UVA gains a behemoth of an individual to hold down the edge of one side of the offensive line. Taylor, a rising senior, is listed at 6-8 and weighs 290. His size and skill were no secret to other Big Five schools as the Maroon lineman fielded offers from Florida, Penn State, Ole Miss, Miami, and Tennessee, among his 27 suitors.
One scouting report on Taylor projects him as moving onward and upward to the pros. In March, National Recruiting editor Brandon Huffman, projected him as a fourth to seventh round NFL draft pick, writing, “Long arms and terrific frame with great lateral quickness to his blocks. Strong lower base lets him anchor and neutralize his defender. Good jab and initial punch to stymie rusher. Flexible with natural knee bend. Quick pass set but needs more depth. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and third-day NFL draft selection.” Huffman also compared him to the
Atlanta Falcons’ young standout tackle Kaleb McGary (6-8, 306).
Taylor has also been listed as high as top-25 nationally among linemen of the Class of 2021. He was recruited primarily by the Wahoos’ offensive line coach Garett Tujague, whom he mentioned on a celebratory Twitter post where he thanked his family, the Episcopal coaching staff, led by head coach Mark Moroz, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall, and a number of others for helping with his “life-changing decision.” To the UVA coaches, he added, “you have made me feel like a member of the family, and I can’t wait to start my next journey with you.”
The commit even drew notice from Elton Brown, former NFL lineman and UVA Hall of Famer. Brown, who currently coaches the offensive line and run game at the Apprentice School in Newport News, got a look at Taylor’s physical stats and noted – “The kind of guy we (UVA) need on our line.”
– Jim McGrath