Episcopal (Alexandria, VA) class of 2021 offensive tackle prospect Logan Taylor considered scholarship offers from Power 5 conference programs throughout the country, including Arizona, Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi, North Carolina, NC State, Northwestern, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. When it came time to make his college choice, he went with the school that was the first to offer – the University of Virginia.
“I would like to start by thanking my mom, dad and family. My friends and all the coaches who have helped me throughout this whole process,” Taylor wrote in the tweet below. “I could not have done any of this without all your help and support.
“I have been blessed to have always played with great teammates, who have pushed me to become a better player, so I thank all of you, you are family. A special thank you to EHS and all my coaches, especially Mark Moroz who has guided me and helped me during this whole process.
“To my mom, dad and family thank you for all the support you have given me in guidance throughout this process of making this very important decision in my life and always standing beside me. I would like to thank Coach Tujague and Coach Mendenhall for showing interest in me and helping me make this life changing decision. You have made me feel like a member of your family and I can’t wait to start my next journey with you.
“With that being said I would like to announce my commitment to the University of Virginia !! Go HOOS”
— Logan Taylor (@LoganTaylor77) July 17, 2020
The 6’8”, 290-pound Taylor, a native of Nova Scotia, Canada, transferred into Episcopal High School last summer. While in Charlottesville to see Virginia football’s home win over Old Dominion on September 21, he was informed by head coach Bronco Mendenhall that he had a scholarship offer.
— Logan Taylor (@LoganTaylor77) September 21, 2019
Taylor earned VISAA Division 1 first-team all-state honors for his junior season performance. He also gained recognition as one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the nation by 247Sports, which has assigned him 4-star status and currently ranks him as the no. 240 overall rising senior prospect in the nation, the no. 29 offensive tackle, and the no. 8 prospect in Virginia. Rivals.com ranks Taylor as a 3-star recruit, the no. 39 tackle in the nation, and the no. 11 prospect in Virginia in 2021.
“I’ve never seen a player as big and as smooth as him,” Episcopal head coach Mark Moroz told Chip Brierre of WJLA.com in this report last fall. “He’s just an amazing athlete.”
Taylor becomes the third offensive line prospect to commit to Virginia football’s class of 2021, joining a pair of Georgia prospects in Ty Furnish and Charlie Patterson. The Hoos boast 18 verbal commitments in total in this class. Six of those prospects hail from schools in the state of Virginia.
Virginia Football’s Class of 2021
UVA has landed a prospect from Episcopal for the second straight class – defensive back Elijah Gaines signed with the Hoos in 2020. Taylor’s commitment is big-time on several fronts. He has great tools and potential to be a multi-year starter at offensive tackle on the next level. Plus, he fills a big need for Virginia, which had a need for offensive linemen in this class even before the recent retiring of Martin Weisz and transfer of Ja’Quay Hubbard. Mendenhall will probably take at least one (maybe more) more offensive lineman in this class, but for now he has three very good prospects in the fold with Taylor the most highly rated of the group.
– Javin Burke, Athlete, Bradley Central (Cleveland, TN)
– Jesiah Davis, Wide Receiver, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.)
– Malachi Fields, Athlete, Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)
– Amaad Foston, Running Back, John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, GA)
– Ty Furnish, Offensive Lineman, Blessed Trinity Catholic (Roswell, GA)
– Micah Gaffney, Cornerback, Spanish Fort (AL)
– Michael Green, Linebacker, Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA)
– Hugh Laughlin, Defensive Lineman, Athens Academy (Athens, GA)
– Langston Long, Safety/Linebacker, Christ School (Arden, N.C.)
– Josh McCarron, Outside Linebacker, Archbishop Murphy (Everett, WA)
– Charlie Patterson, Offensive Lineman, Fellowship Christian School (Roswell, GA)
– Jacob Rodriguez, Dual-Threat Quarterback, Rider (Wichita Falls, TX)
– Aidan Ryan, Defensive Back, James Monroe (Fredericksburg, VA)
– Jonas Sanker, Athlete, Covenant (Charlottesville, VA)
– William Simpkins III, Cornerback, Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, MD)
– Logan Taylor, Offensive Tackle, Episcopal (Alexandria, VA)
– West Weeks, Linebacker, Oconee County (Watkinsville, GA)
– Jay Woolfolk, Dual-Threat Quarterback, Benedictine (Richmond, VA)