ASU Prospect Jesse Taylor

This fine Tight End from Southern California was suppose to visit the Sun Devils this past weekend, but didn't. What exactly happened?

"I just kept playing phone tag with the coaches" says the 6-4 240 Chaminade College Prep senior "I guess because of the holiday weekend we just didn't get a hold of each there. I do plan to reschedule my visit. Maybe in December." Taylor said that his was contacted by ASU early during the evaluation period. "In May, I met coach Ron English who recruits my region. I was always interested in ASU. I wanted to go to one of their summer camps but I couldn't."

His top three schools are Washington State, Oregon, and Washington. However the reasoning for that is: "Just because I visited those schools they're my favorites. The first two schools were official trips, and I took a few unofficial trips to Washington. Besides those schools and ASU I'm interested in Oregon State, Colorado, and Fresno St. Once I visit ASU or another school, they could be in my top three." Taylor does plan to visit Colorado on 12/8, and plans to make a decision in December or before.

The fact that the sun Devils produced a first round draft pick in tight end in Todd Heap, did not escape the eye of Taylor. "I see a player like Todd Heap play at ASU and you try to emulate him. He has a good all-around game and that's what I want to be. You see what the program can do for him, and you wonder what it can do for you."

When I asked him about his game, he told me that: "My strength is route running and receiving, but my team doesn't pass to the TE that much. I've been to the Air 7 program, which is a program where the top QB's, WR's, DB's in college participate. It has helped me a lot training as a wide receiver. Right now, I'm a better receiver than a blocker. I'm improving on the blocking and playing a little FB which helps, but I still need to improve." Taylor is qualified academically.

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