Recruiting Closed: Elijah Taylor

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It’s been very quiet regarding his visit. Any news?
 

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It’s been very quiet regarding his visit. Any news?
None. My sense is that Elijah is not a SM guy. I hope we get news of a commitment by Wednesday; if we don't, I suspect we become a long-shot candidate (if we aren't already). Very tough competition for him.

I will say that he seems very interested in getting a great education a well as a terrific basketball opportunity, and in his chosen field (psychology) we are every bit the peer of the other great schools he is considering, and have post-grad opportunities and resources some of the others don't. Even if he wasn't a basketball player, choosing VCU for psychology over Notre Dame or Florida would be a solid choice.
 

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It’s been very quiet regarding his visit. Any news?
Elijah keeps a low profile on social media. He rarely posts on Twitter and IG unless it's important.

I imagine he will take all.his visits and then announce a commitment.
 
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None. My sense is that Elijah is not a SM guy. I hope we get news of a commitment by Wednesday; if we don't, I suspect we become a long-shot candidate (if we aren't already). Very tough competition for him.

I will say that he seems very interested in getting a great education a well as a terrific basketball opportunity, and in his chosen field (psychology) we are every bit the peer of the other great schools he is considering, and have post-grad opportunities and resources some of the others don't. Even if he wasn't a basketball player, choosing VCU for psychology over Notre Dame or Florida would be a solid choice.

Regarding that last sentence, you need a reality check.
 

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Maybe he was thinking Miami or FSU.

In my quick googling, VCU is tied at #60 for Graduate Psychology programs along with: Notre Dame, Miami and FSU.

Florida is #39.
In my experience, below the top 15 or so it's more a matter of fit and funding than anything else. Source is a close friend with a master's in psychology from VCU, whose wife has a master's in psychology from Ohio State, and whose mom has a master's and doctorate in the same from UVA.
 
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