Clearwater defensive lineman Kane Taylor was released from the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday after the four charges stemming from an armed burglary last month were dismissed.
Taylor, 18, was arrested March 7 by Clearwater Police and charged with armed burglary, robbery with a deadly weapon or firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and grand theft. The bond for the felony charges was set at $312,000.
Taylor was one of the top prospects in the country. The senior was rated a three-star recruit by 247 Sports and had 15 offers from colleges, including Alabama, Louisville, Michigan and Miami. Most recruiting services predicted he would eventually commit to Marshall.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound senior was academically ineligible this past spring but boosted his GPA in order to play and helped the Tornadoes go undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 1970, win their second straight district title and advance to the region semifinals.