ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sunday’s Under Armour All-America Camp series stop in Orlando brought out many of the nation’s top prospects in the classes of 2018 and 2019. One of those was the No. 15-ranked prospect overall Taron Vincent.
The IMG Academy standout and son of NFL Executive Vice president of Football Operations Troy Vincent, said on Sunday his recruitment is essentially down to two schools.
“Florida State and Ohio State are my top two,” said Vincent. “I’m still kind of considering Michigan, but really it’s down to Florida State or Ohio State.”
Prior to Sunday’s camp, Vincent made an unofficial visit to Florida State. The visit to Tallahassee was a first for Vincent’s parents and siblings.
“… Just being able to sit down with Coach [Jimbo] Fisher, and everybody as a whole family was real good,” Vincent said. “They just said they really want me, and that Coach Fisher wants to keep building my relationship with him.”
While Vincent’s thoughts on the Seminoles are well documented, the visit was especially impactful for his parents.
“They loved FSU,” said the 6-foot-2, 299-pound defensive tackle said. “They loved Coach Fisher and how he interacts with his players, and cares for his players.”
Two former IMG Academy teammates, tight end Tre McKitty and defensive end Joshua Kaindoh are already on campus in Tallahassee, and Kaindoh has nothing but praise for the continued relationships with the Florida State coaching staff.
“He told me how they recruited him, and how that hasn’t changed now that he is on campus,” Vincent said. “The relationship hasn’t changed now that he’s there.”
Up next for the nation’s No. 2-ranked defensive tackle will be a visit to see his other finalist.
“Over spring break, my mom and dad and I are going [to Columbus],” he said. “I have a great relationship with [defensive line coach Larry Johnson] and Coach [Urban] Meyer already, so its building on that.”
Vincent knows what he’s looking for and isn’t planning on dragging out his recruitment.
“What fits my personality is one, and the coaching environment,” he said. “Will a coaching staff be able to take care of me and everything like that.
“Once I visit Ohio State with my mom and dad, I should be getting ready to make my decision.”