Despite a sketchy off-field résumé of late, it appears Jonathan Taylor could find his way back to the SEC after all.
According to a report from 247Sports.com ($), the former Georgia football player is drawing interest from both Auburn and LSU. The defensive tackle already visited the latter this past weekend, and is expected to visit the former this coming weekend for their game against Louisiana Tech.
Louisville, led by former Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino, also reportedly has Taylor on its radar.
Taylor was arrested in March of this year following theft by deception charges against he and three other Georgia players. Four months later, Taylor was arrested for the aggravated assault of a female and dismissed by UGA the following day.
A four-star member of the Bulldogs’ 2012 recruiting class, Taylor was rate as the No. 7 defensive tackle in the country. After redshirting as a true freshman, Taylor played in 10 games in 2013 and was in line to be a significant part of UGA’s line rotation this season prior to his off-field escapades.
If Taylor lands at another FBS school for the 2015 season — he’s spending 2014 at a Mississippi JUCO — he’d be able to play immediately and have two years of eligibility.