Taylor weighs options

Oakland PG has a full slate of offers. Is one of them from CU, Get inside for more.

T.J. Taylor has a list of top schools, but Colorado is not one of them.

Taylor, a 5-8, 150-pound point guard for Oakland (Calif.) Senior High School said he has offers from Santa Barbara, Portland State, San Diego, Weber State and Cal-State Northridge. Santa Barbara, Portland State, Weber State and San Diego are on the top of his list.

"Colorado, I think that's a loss," Taylor said. "They have another guard in mind or something like that."

This is what Taylor had to say about the Buffaloes:

"They were interested," he said. "I don't know how interested. They haven't called me or what not and said the deal. My AAU coach (Raymond Young) talked to them."

Young, the coach of the Oakland Rebels, has been in contact with CU officials because the Buffs are also interested in Taylor's teammate small forward Juan Anderson, Taylor said.

Taylor has had a busy summer traveling to Adidas AAU tournaments in Indianapolis and Las Vegas, and playing in other tournaments locally and in Los Angeles. He is also working at a rec center in east Oakland.

School starts on the 30th, and Taylor is excited for his senior season and figuring out where he might end up next year.

"We have a real good chance of winning state because of talent we have," Taylor said. "I'm just getting ready for that and seeing where I'm going to go for college."

Taylor, a two-star recruit, isn't sure where he'll take his official visits yet this fall, but he does have positive things to say about the schools that have offered him.

On Santa Barbara, "They are looking for a guard. Looking for a point guard to come in and play," said Taylor who could be that player.

He sees a potentially positive outlook at Portland State where supposedly the only other guard they are going after is a junior college player, which opens the door for Taylor after a year.

"Basically after that I'd be running the team for three years," he said.

Weber State has been interested in Taylor since he was a freshman, and Taylor's cousin Damian Lillard currently plays for the Wildcats.

"(Weber State has) really good coaches that care for their kids," he said.

Taylor is waiting to hear more from San Diego, who just offered him a few weeks ago before the Las Vegas Adidas Super 64.


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