Graduate transfer CB Marshall Taylor considering Florida Gators

Cornerback Marshall Taylor is looking for a new home in his final season of eligibility after four years at Miami of Ohio, and the SEC has a strong chance at featuring the graduate transfer in 2016.

Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators gives a thumbs-up to the crowd after the game against the New Mexico State Aggies at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators gives a thumbs-up to the crowd after the game against the New Mexico State Aggies at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Taylor told Keith Niebuhr of 247 Sports that Auburn and Florida are two of four programs he’s considering, along with Louisville and Michigan State.

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While the 6-foot-2 cornerback said that Louisville has a “slight” lead over the other three schools, it was the first of four visits and trips to see Auburn and Florida are still on the way. His final visit, a trip to see the Gators, is scheduled for April 15 and Taylor hopes to have a final decision by April 22, although he’ll wait until after he graduates in May to officially enroll.

“All four schools have been recruiting me for awhile,” Taylor told Niebuhr. “I’ve got a good relationship with these coaches. I’m liking them. Those are my four. I’m still getting offers. But I’m telling folks, ‘Thank you, but it’s going to be one of those four.’”

Both Auburn and Florida are familiar with graduate transfers contributing, and the Gators may even have one start at quarterback in 2016. If Taylor chooses Auburn, he’d help the Tigers replace another graduate transfer, Blake Countess, at cornerback.