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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Video: Taylor makes most of his chance

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com


Virginia Tech linebacker Bruce Taylor has had an impressive fall camp, but don’t take my word for it. I caught up with defensive coordinator Bud Foster this afternoon and he offered some praise:

“Bruce has been the best player on our side of the ball in camp,” Foster said. “He really has been and you know me, I’m not one to be that gracious, but he’s a guy who when Barquell [Rivers] got hurt in the offseason going into the spring, I knew it could be a very serious injury and Bruce is a big-time football player and a big-time recruit for us. He’s really stepped into that role.

"I don’t know what Barquell’s situation is going to be, but [Bruce] could be a guy who’s going to have to play 60 or 70 plays per game. He’s prepared himself that way. Physically, he looks so much better. He’s playing fast, he’s got a great football IQ, and he’s making a lot of our calls and doing those things. I’ve really, really been pleased with what he’s done and how he’s prepared himself and how it’s carried over into fall camp.”