Taylor Waiting For The Call

BYU is making a late push for Jamar Taylor from Helix High School in San Diego. Taylor played cornerback while earning himself All-County honors. Cougar coaches Bronco Mendenhall and Jaime Hill made their way to Taylor's home Tuesday night, and now Taylor is awaiting word on a possible trip to BYU.

"I'm just waiting for [Mendenhall and Hill] to call me now," said Jamar Taylor. "I thought the visit went well and they told me they'd call me and tell me if they wanted me to trip there [BYU] or not."

Taylor is a 5-foot-11-inch, 185-pound cornerback prospect who recorded four interceptions last season despite most schools avoiding his side of the field on passing plays. Taylor was familiar with BYU going into the recruiting process due to some past acquaintances telling him about the university.

"I know Todd Watkins and sort of followed him while he was there," said Taylor. "I know that he liked it there and said that it was a good experience."

During his visit with Coach Mendenhall and Coach Hill, Taylor was told about how unique BYU is and what would be expected of him while attending the school and playing for the football program.

"It was all good," said Taylor regarding what was explained to him. "I didn't know about the honor code, so that was new. It sort of surprised me, but I could live like that for sure. It's not so different than how I live now."

Taylor was impressed with Mendenhall's demeanor during the visit and appreciated how direct the Cougar head coach was with him.

"He talks to you like you're a man," said Taylor. "He tells it like it is and doesn't treat you like a kid. It was man-to-man talking to him, which I appreciated."

Regarding Coach Hill, who would coach Taylor directly if he attends BYU, Taylor said, "He's a cool guy, sort of more laid back and more relaxed than Coach Mendenhall."

Taylor has received interest and offers from the likes of New Mexico, Boise State and Colorado State, and has been on visits to the latter two schools. As for where he's leaning towards signing with on the fast-approaching Letter of Intent Signing Day, Taylor isn't saying.

"I have a lot to think about," said Taylor. "I like BYU and hopefully they want me to visit. I feel I need to look at them closely and I know that they want me to take a closer look at the school there for sure if they're going to have me sign with them. We'll know soon here though."

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