|Hometown:||Myrtle Beach, S.C.|
|High School:||Socastee HS|
High School: Taylor was a two sport star at Socastee High School where he excelled at both soccer and basketball. A four-time letter winner on the soccer team, Matt was a two-time First Team All-Region selection and a two-time "Toast of the Coast" selection. He played in the North South All-Star Soccer Game and was a two-time team MVP. On the basketball court he was a three-time letter winner and was an All-Region honoree and was named team MVP during his senior season.