Michigan Football Recruiting: Garrett Taylor -- 2015 Commit -- Profile

Posted at 4:00pm — 3/27/2014

Michigan Football Recruiting: Garrett Taylor — 2015 Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of recent verbal commitment Garrett Taylor.

Garrett Taylor is a much sought after cornerback from Virginia and becomes the fifth Michigan commit in the 2015 recruiting class. One site rates him the number one prospect in the state. Further, Garrett has the size that Coach Mattison has long trumpeted he wants in a cornerback.

Will he outgrow cornerback? Who cares is the answer here, as one must appreciate the fact that Garrett is a high-level football player. Star folks should know the early rating is a mid or high four-star talent.

Garrett Taylor
Height: 6’1
Weight: 188
Number: 11
Current Position: Cornerback
Future Position: Cornerback
City/State: Richmond, Virginia
High School: St. Christopher’s
Head Coach: Michael Turner
Recruiter: Coach Roy Manning
Committed: 3/24/2014
Top 5 other Offers: Clemson, LSU, Miami (FL), Ohio State, and Stanford.
Class: 2015 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Garrett Taylor 1Follow Garrett: on Twitter


24/7: star 7 star 7 star 7 star 7.
ESPN: star 7 star 7 star 7 star 7.
Rivals: star 7 star 7 star 7 star 7.
Scout: star 7 star 7 star 7 star 7.

Note: Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings: .

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.

6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.

Garrett Taylor 2Overview:

Garrett has the type of length and size colleges are craving at cornerback. He plays both wide receiver and corner for St Christopher’s. He is definitely a defender first. Keep in mind Garrett could also play safety at UM. He recorded 59 tackles and 5 interceptions over the last two seasons. No GPA is available, but St Christopher is a top prep school.


Garrett has an excellent combination of length, speed, and athletic ability. He plays a very physical game and is fearless in press coverage. Garrett has excellent reactions and also makes excellent breaks. He is a very good tackler in space.

Concerns/Needs Work:

Garrett needs to add some solid weight and strength. His overall agility needs to improve. His back pedal and hip movement are not as fluid as we would like.

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year. As with most high school players a year to mature would help. Garrett does show the skills to help early.

Garrett Taylor reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Marlin Jackson — who played Defensive Back. Also reminds us of former Michigan State Football Player — Darqueze Dennard — who played Cornerback.

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Final Thoughts:

We welcome Garrett Taylor to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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