Early Wednesday night, Taylor Tatum was offered by the Florida State Seminoles football program:
Tatum is a 5’10 195 pound working again from Longview, Texas.
The Class of 2024 prospect attends Longview High School and has a 96 score (excessive 4-star) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The websites contemplate him the 73rd greatest participant in his class (fifth greatest RB and tenth greatest participant in TX).
Tatum already holds affords from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Baylor Bears, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Ole Miss Rebels, Oregon Ducks, Penn State Nittany Lions, Stanford Cardinal, TCU Horned Frogs, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Tech Red Raiders, USC Trojans, and Washington Huskies, amongst others.
We spoke to Tatum, and he advised us he obtained the provide on a FaceTime name with Florida State head coach Mike Norvell, however has been in contact with Coach David “YAC” Johnson (place) and Coach Chris Thomsen (space). He referred to as the provide a “blessing” and mentioned he’d wish to probably go to FSU within the spring.
From Gabe Brooks of 247 Sports:
Requisite peak and body with maybe comparatively leaner stature, however good construct with area so as to add mass. Broad-shouldered and assembled effectively.
Instinctive job finder. Plays with endurance. Presses blocks to permit for holes to materialize. Also is aware of how one can purchase a pair extra strides of time on perimeter runs to assist blockers re-route defenders.
Quick-footed within the gap. Regularly makes one thing out of nothing when penetration disrupts play within the backfield. Uses an efficient hesitation to arrange evasive measures in area.
Plenty functionally athletic to bounce runs, however performs with good discernment for a younger again and retains performs inside as wanted. Flashes high-kneed, open-field velocity to hit the large play. Run-finishing capability performs above listed dimension.
Outstanding manufacturing in junior season. Counting stats made big jumps with increased quantity, however per carry fee additionally remained excessive. Capable move catcher who can flex to the slot and supply a real receiving menace.
Excellent athletic profile. Three-sporter who’s additionally a high-level baseball standout with hitting energy and outfield vary. Owns encouraging 200-meter observe velocity regardless of restricted reps.
Knows how one can shrink his goal when anticipating contact, however runs upright at occasions. Shows some deceleration gear-down every so often when redirecting. Will want so as to add some mass to keep up high-volume performance and develop reliable pass-pro effectiveness vs. P5 expertise.
Through the junior season of highschool, seems to be like one of many nation’s prime working backs within the 2024 recruiting cycle. Physical instruments and play model ought to match myriad offensive schemes. Projects to the high-major stage as an eventual influence starter with a long-term developmental ceiling that would result in the sooner rounds of the NFL Draft.
He additionally performs baseball and competes in observe and discipline.
Ran 200-meter occasions of twenty-two.05 and 22.16 as a sophomore in Spring 2022. Ran the second leg of Longview’s 4×100 and 4×200 relays, which every completed within the prime 5 on the Texas 5A state observe and discipline championships. Earned Co-Sophomore of the Year honors on the Texas District 15-5A all-league crew in Spring 2022. Ran a 23.01 200 and lengthy jumped 19-6 in his solely freshman observe meet in Spring 2021.
2022: Texas District 7-5A DI Overall MVP as a junior. Ran for 1,891 yards and 33 TDs on 8.33 ypc. Added 12-160-3 receiving. Helped Longview to a 14-1 file and the Texas 5A DI state semifinals.
2021: Ran for greater than 700 yards as a sophomore. Added 6-85 receiving, totaling 9 TDs (6 speeding, 3 receiving).
2020: Primarily performed sub-varsity motion earlier than getting the decision as much as varsity within the playoffs.
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