BYU is heavily pursuing Chaminade High School's star defensive back.

Coming in at around 6-3, 173-pounds, Dallas Taylor Cortez of Chaminade High School (CA) was the first to receive a BYU scholarship. The 2018 cornerback prospect currently places BYU at the top of his list and wants to take an official to the campus.

A rangy and physical cornerback, Taylor-Cortez, who can also play free safety, says his recruiting with BYU is going well. In fact, Coach Gilford paid him a nice compliment letting him know how much they want him within the Cougar program.

“Recruiting with BYU is going super well,” said Tylor-Cortez. “Coach Gilford told me I’m his top guy so everything is real nice.”

His relationship with Coach Gilford is more like family than that of a coach and player relationship. 

“The relationship we have is actually more of an uncle/nephew relationship,” said Tylor-Cortez. “We talk about football, recruiting, and simply life.”

“BYU will always be a top choice, especially because they were my first offer and the relationship I've built with Coach Gilford.,” said Tylor-Cortez. “The one thing I love about the Y is the fact that they are independent. They can schedule just about any game they want.”

Aside from BYU, Taylor-Cortez currently holds another scholarship offer and is receiving interest from other programs.

“I currently have an offer from Wyoming,” said Tylor-Cortez. “I'm talking to a few Pac-12 schools, and a SEC school along with some Mountain West schools.”

At some point in time, Taylor-Cortez has a desire to visit BYU for an official visit. He’s heard some good things about the campus and environment from members of this past signing class.

“I want to take an official BYU whenever I can,” said Taylor-Cortez. “I've heard big things from Bentley Henshaw and Tanner Baker about the campus and the people there. When I visit I want to see how I fit into their everyday campus life and how I could fit into their play scheme.”


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