Arizona hosted several of the state's top players a couple of weekends back for Mike Stoops' football camps. One player the Wildcats are keeping track of is Chandler Hamilton wide receiver Kendyl Taylor.
Taylor participated in the passing tournament and also spent time getting acquainted with the UA coaching staff, which was a positive experience for him.
"I came down for the passing league tournament," Taylor said. "It was good to see the field again and meet the coaches, because I hadn't met them. So, to meet the coaches and to hear what they had to say; it was pretty good."
Before his visit to Tucson, Taylor had recently spoken to the UA coaching staff, including the one responsible for recruiting him, defensive coordinator Tim Kish.
"I have talked to him once over the phone," Taylor said. "I talked to the offensive coordinator (Seth Litrell) and their receivers coach (Dave Nichol)."
At this point in time, it doesn't appear that Taylor is focusing on a specific set of schools. He wants to give everyone vying for his services a fair shot.
"I am keeping everything wide open," Taylor said. "I am not picking any favorites yet. I am just waiting to see what all comes in and see where I can fit best at."
There are several things that can impact the recruitment of a high school athlete. While Taylor is keeping his options open, he does know what he is looking for in a school.
"Getting on the field early and making an impact early," Taylor said. "Honest, good coaches. A place that feels like a home, not just a place where I'm playing football at and a place I can have fun in and have a college experience."
While Taylor is hesitant to name any school ahead of another, there is at least one Pac-12 program that has his attention currently.
"I don't have any favorites," Taylor said. "Washington is a little bit high (on my list), but nothing out of the ordinary. They have just been recruiting me really hard and they have been since they offered me and they feel like a family. So, that's the first part. Now I just have to check out everything else and see if it all adds up."
There is plenty of time before Taylor will be required to sign his letter of intent, so just how long does he plan on taking before he announces his decision?
"Just whenever it feels right," Taylor said. "Whether it's a couple of months; a week; a year; whatever. It's whenever I feel right and feel like it's the right place. I'll talk to my parents and make sure everything feels out and make my commitment.
In-state receiver staying open
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