I think it does. There hasn't been any mention of Ohio State of note that I know of for quite awhile. Taylor knows all of the Columbus players but I don't think it has a pull on him. He may have one or two of them as teammates at either UM or MSU.
I didn't know their allegiance to the state of Michigan. When the family got ready to move his Dad informed me that he and his wife are from Michigan. Both grew up there. He was excited to be able to go back home. I know Clarkston had the Fife connection, plus Foster Loyer there at that school. With Foster and Taylor in the same AOR program (This season the 17u & 16u teams) there was already a connection. Seemed like that was an on purpose choice but I wasn't told that.
I've lost contact with Jason and that's okay. He DMed me first. I enjoyed communicating with him as I was able to.