"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.
ASU Prospect Jesse Taylor
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