Virginia had yet to pick up a four-star commitment in the 2021 cycle but that has changed with Logan Taylor announcing his commitment to the Cavaliers. This is big for the Cavaliers not only because Taylor is a talented offensive tackle, but also because he has been playing his high school football in Virginia.
Logan Taylor Makes commitment to Virginia
Taylor is a physical monster. His measurables come in at 6’8″ and weighing 290 LBS. That outstanding length gives him a huge advantage when it comes to playing offensive tackle, as is to be expected. He also uses that length well when it comes to getting the first strike on a defender.
One thing he does need to work on is his pass-blocking technique. However, when it comes to run blocking he’s very strong. On top of being able to quickly strike defenders with his length, he also plays with a mean streak and physicality that coaches are going to love and that should translate pretty well right away to college football.
Looking at Virginia’s Class
The Cavaliers aren’t heavy on spots left. With Taylor now in the fold they already have 18 commitments, 17 of which are three-star prospects. However, this is still a quality class at this moment for a program like Virginia that doesn’t get a ton of blue-chip players. Also, if you take a deep look at this class, Virginia is clearly trying to bring in offensive lineman with length, and Taylor fits that perfectly.
This commitment also brings them into the top-30 at number 27.
It will be interesting to see how Virginia finishes this class. They are coming off of a very solid season. A season in which they made the Orange Bowl. However, despite making the Orange Bowl they still weren’t one of the top-ten teams in college football or anything like that. Having a New Year’s Six Bowl appearance to sell to recruits is helpful though.
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