LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Rhonert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate athlete Chris Taylor-Yamanoha has already made plenty of visits to the California campus over the past few months, and on Friday, he’ll make another – his first since his Junior Day trip to campus back in February.
“I’ve been taking some visits to Arizona and Arizona State, just to see the campus and the coaches,” Taylor-Yamanoha says.
On one of those visits, Taylor-Yamanoha scored an offer from the Wildcats, putting him at 11 scholarship offers thus far, with Washington State also recently offering.
“They throw the ball a lot,” Taylor-Yamanoha says of the Cougars. “I like that.”
The Bears also throw the ball a lot, and it’s a big draw for Taylor-Yamanoha, who has been highly considering staying close to home to play his college ball.
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“Cal’s close to home, so that’s a big thing,” he says. “The coaches, the way they interacted with me, they were awesome. They showed me love. I’ve been there before, and it was just like I wasn’t there. They didn’t say much. This time, I was actually someone. It was very cool.”
Taylor-Yamanoha wants to have “a really good relationship with the coaches,” at the program he chooses. Since Rob Likens left to be the offensive coordinator at Kansas, Taylor-Yamanoha has been recruited by Pierre Ingram.
“We talk quite a bit, and he’s really cool,” Taylor-Yamanoha says. “We keep in touch a lot. I don’t know too much yet, but he said he’s going to be really interactive with us, talking a lot with his receivers, not laid back.”
It’s already been a busy week for Cal on the recruiting front, with four-star offensive lineman Clark Yarbrough visiting on Wednesday (a visit that went "really well" according to a source) and Thursday, and four-star Melquise Stovall visiting, along with Taylor-Yamanoha, on Friday for the last practice before Cal’s first spring scrimmage on Saturday. Team AIGA was also at practice on Wednesday.