The Florida State Seminoles continue to grab top-tier talent as they received another commitment today, this one coming from 4-star defensive tackle Darvin Taylor II from the state of Virginia.
The 6-foot-2, 300 pound lineman is a raw talent with a lot of potential yet to be tapped. The one person who consistently gets the most out of his players is defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins. Haggins was the main recruiter during the process and played a larger role in making Taylor’s decision to choose the ‘Noles rather easy.
The two built a great bond over the past couple months, which continued to grow even stronger leading up to his decision, which took place on his 17th birthday. That’ll be one birthday he won’t forget.
Now looking forward to stepping foot on campus, he has the opportunity to learn from one of the best position coaches in the country with Haggins. Haggins has been with the ‘Noles staff as a defensive tackles coach for nearly 20 seasons. He has helped send guys like Broderick Bunkley, Andre Fluellen, Everett Dawkins, Darnell Dockett and most recently Timmy Jernigan to the NFL.
Haggins demands hard work, attitude and a motor that doesn’t quit. Nothing will be easy for Taylor as he still has a lot of room to improve. Most likely he probably will take a redshirt freshman year with all the talent stockpiled at the position already.
Regardless, Taylor is a very talented and huge pick up for the ‘Noles heading into the 2014 season.