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Orlando Safety Barton Enjoys Illini Visit

Taylor Barton (sun-sentinel.com)

Illinois is a somewhat distant destination for many southern prospects. That's why many of them hold off until the summer to visit. One Florida defender got a chance to see Illinois early this week and really likes the Illini.

Defensive back coaches love a safety that can hit and tackle well. So it's no wonder the Illinois staff has targeted Lake Highland safety Taylor Barton. At 6'-1" tall and a solid 200 pounds, Barton packs a punch. "I'm a bigger safety, so that helps. I'm pretty aggressive, and I hit pretty hard. I have run in the 4.4 or 4.5 range." Naturally, Barton has innate ability to stop the run, but...

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