Interview With Marist Commit and Prep Charter Lineman Eric Taylor Jr.
Posted February 11, 2014 11:48 pm
Preps.com had a chance to talk with Eric Taylor Jr., a senior offensive lineman from Prep Charter High School in Philadelphia, PA. Listed at 6’2″, 267 pounds, Taylor recently committed to Marist on a full athletic scholarship for football.
PREPS: Congratulations on committing to Marist. What were your other top two choices?
Taylor: West Chester and Sacred Heart University. I also had offers from Bloomsburg and Indiana (PA).
PREPS: What are some of the things that Marist told you that they liked about you?
Taylor: They said they liked my passion in the classroom. They see me on the field and know that I’m all about hard work, dedication, and determination. They also like my elusiveness, agility, speed, and hand movement off the ball. They also like that I am a very respectable player and that I’m willing to get better each day.
PREPS: What are some of the things you’ll miss most about playing for Prep Charter?
Taylor: The Friday Night Lights, family, and friends. I’ll also miss how the team is the talk of the school on the following Mondays after games. Most of all, I’ll miss playing with my teammates since I was a freshman such as: John Graham, Tim Scott, Curan Simmons and Tommy Nguyen. With the bond that we all have, you would’ve thought we were brothers.
With an opportunity to play Division 1 football, Taylor is more than grateful for his opportunity. Of course, I asked he would get “senioritis” and his reply was: “No sir. I hear people talk about it but I can’t let that get to me. I don’t want this opportunity to go to waste”. Spoken like a very smart young man.