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DARVIN TAYLOR II

#86

Player profile

position
Defensive Tackle
height
6'3"
weight
310
year
Redshirt Sophomore
hometown
Chester, Va.
high school
Thomas Dale

2016:

Missed the season due to injury.

2015 HONORS

ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)

2015:

Did not participate in 2015 earning a redshirt season…led the Noles out of the tunnel on Military Appreciation Day against USF as his parents both served in the Armed Forces.

PERSONAL:

Consensus four-star defensive tackle rated among the nation’s Top 20 at his position by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN in the 2015 class…tabbed the nation’s No. 18 defensive tackle, the 11th-best player in Virginia and the No. 216 overall player in the country by Rivals…ranked the nation’s No. 17 defensive tackle, No. 9 player in Virginia and No. 197 overall player in the nation by 247Sports…ranked the No. 18 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN, No. 8 player in Virginia and the No. 170 overall player in the nation…ranked the No. 23 defensive tackle and No. 256 overall prospect by Scout…tabbed the No. 2 recruit in the area on the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s A-List…rated No. 11 in the Roanoke Times Virginia Top 100 list…led Thomas Dale to a 9-3 record and the playoffs in 2014, while capturing Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Conference 3 First Team honors and All-Metro honorable mention accolades…projects as a versatile defensive line force who can rush the passer and stop the run…reportedly was timed at 4.72 in the 40-yard dash and benched 375 pounds…started the varsity season-opener as a freshman at Thomas Dale…born in Germany while his parents were stationed there in the Army…committed to Florida State in August 2014 over Maryland, NC State and Virginia Tech…born August 28, 1997…majoring in media and communication studies.