Hot on the heels of the Virginia Cavaliers adding grad transfer tight end Tony Poljan, another big piece of the UVA future fell into place Friday morning as four-star offensive tackle Logan Taylor announced his commitment to the Hoos.
Taylor stands 6-foot-8 and already tips the scales at 290 pounds. He plays his prep ball at Episcopal in Alexandria, but hails from Nova Scotia originally—checking both the “Northern Virginia private school” and “International” boxes on your UVA recruiting bingo card. Rivals rates him a 3-star but 247 and ESPN both have him as a 4-star; his 247 Composite score is 89.63.
UVA beat out more than 20 other suitors for Taylor’s commitment, including Florida, Miami, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. Other ACC schools to offer are Boston College, Duke, NC State, North Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse, and Wake Forest.
...Oh, baby. Each snap, Taylor takes his man wherever he needs to go for the play to be successful. Sometimes that is ushering a wide-set defensive end or stood-up linebacker to the sideline, sometimes that means setting a double team to move an interior lineman, and sometimes that means just putting a pass rusher three feet into the turf. He is a stone wall against power rushing in pass protection, and his zone blocking is highly effective. If he has the agility to deal with speed rushers, Taylor could be the left tackle of the future for UVA; the floor here seems to be right tackle or swing tackle, but a multi-year starter nonetheless.