After the first visit, Greenbrier High School golfer Taylor Guilbeau was sold on his future college.
Four months later he was able to make it official as he signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play for Coastal College of Georgia.
It wasn’t just one thing about the NAIA school in Brunswick, Ga. that stood out for Guilbeau.
“It was everything, really,” he said.
Guilbeau was the Columbia County Junior Golf champion in 2009 and 2011, along with a third-place finish in 2010. He was the Wolfpack’s low medalist and shot 75 at the state competition in 2012 as the team finished fifth.
In addition to Guilbeau’s golfing skill, Wolfpack head coach Alex Heider likes the intangibles Guilbeau brings to the team.
“He’s got great character,” Heider said. “He’s the kind of kid any coach would want on the team.”
Guilbeau also looked at Young Harris and Clemson, but the best fit for time on the links was where he landed.
“They’re not (Division I) or anything like that so I’m hoping I get more play than I would if I was at a D-I school,” said Guilbeau, who plans to major in psychology and minor in criminal investigation.
The living arrangements set for the incoming freshman were a high point as well.
“I get to have my own room,” he said. “I was like, yeah, that’ll work.”