Although he is one of the smaller running backs in California, 5-foot-6, 155-pound Corona (Calif.) Centennial 2016 running back J.J. Taylor is also one of the most dynamic players.
Not surprisingly, Taylor is receiving increased recruiting attention.
“I’ve gotten a few offers here lately,” Taylor said. “Schools like Washington State, Arizona and Colorado are giving me looks.
"The more teams see me the more they realize that I really try to run with toughness and power. I’m always working in the weight room.”
Arizona is recruiting Taylor as hard as any team.
“The coaches looked at my tape and they really liked what they saw," he said. "They think I can play all over the field and that I can give them a lot of different looks with the ball in my hands. They really just said they wanted me to become a Wildcat.”
Expect Rich Rodriguez to be personally involved in this recruitment.
“Coach Rodriguez has really good offenses," Taylor said. "It seems like they are getting better all the time. It’s hard not to like what’s happening there.”
Despite the interest, Taylor doesn’t have any visits set up.
“There aren’t any visits right now," he said. "I know these teams want me to look at their schools. I will get out there; it’s just a matter of time.
“There are a lot of things I’m going to look at, but a big thing will be my comfort level with how the program is run. On the visits I go on I would like to see the business and kinesiology departments. Those are the two subjects I’m looking to major in.”