Florida Atlantic went for the trifecta this weekend. The Owls landed a third commitment from a busy weekend of visitors when Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage point guard Ray Taylor committed to the Sun Belt Conference school on Monday.
According to Taylor's Team Breakdown AAU coach Kenny Gillion, Taylor decided to end his recruitment after a weekend visit to Boca Raton.
"Florida Atlantic was recruiting him for a long time but to be honest, he wasn't really interested in them," Gillion said. "But when Mike Jarvis came along, that totally changed things. I'd say Jarvis was 70 or 80 percent of why he picked them. He said he knows it's not really a big time school but they have a big time coach and that had a lot to do with it.
"Then you factor in everything else. It's close to home for him, there is a chance for him to play early, everything just fit for him, he said."
Taylor, a 5-foot-7 jet-quick senior, also considered Wright State, Buffalo and UAB, Gillion said.