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University of Miami Athletics

Leonard Taylor


Defensive Line




305 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Miami Palmetto

Leonard Taylor - Football - University of Miami Athletics

High School: A five-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN…Rated four-star prospect by Rivals…Ranked the No. 3 overall player by 247Sports…Rated the top defensive tackle nationally and No. 1 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed as the No. 6 overall player in the ESPN300…Ranked the No. 2 defensive tackle in the country and No. 2 player in Florida by ESPN…Rated the No. 39 overall player by Rivals…Listed as the No. 3 defensive tackle nationally and No. 9 player in Florida by Rivals…Helped carry Palmetto reach the Class 8A semifinals in final season, posting 51 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles, six passes defended, an interception and one blocked kick in just seven games…Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Brashard Smith…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USF and Wake Forest, among others.