Taylor Talks ECU Commit

Kenyon Taylor (Greensboro, N.C.) committed to ECU after receiving an offer earlier this month during his first visit to Greenville. Taylor discussed his commitment with IES.

Kenyon Taylor from Southern Guilford High School (Greensboro, NC) hard committed to East Carolina just days ago after his first visit. Early in the month, Taylor attended ECU’s prospect camp where he was able to further develop relationships with the coaching staff, showcase his talents and ultimately receive an official offer.

“I had been getting a lot of looks, my goal was to commit before the season started, so I went down to ECU and I loved everything,” Taylor explained. “The coaches are really nice, I enjoyed the way they ran things and they treated me really good. So I thought it was the right place for me.”

After originally committing to Old Dominion, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound athlete decommitted and reopened all of his options. Outside of Old Dominion who still recruited Taylor hard after he pulled back from his original commitment, Army and ECU were high on Taylor’s list.

“The (ECU) coaching staff had been recruiting me since my sophomore year; they were really one of the first school’s to reach out to me. I’ve moved to Charlotte and they stayed connected with me so once they gave the opportunity to be a Pirate, I had to take it,” Taylor said.

Taylor who plays wide receiver and free safety at Southern Guilford, said that it doesn’t matter to him which position he plays for the Pirate’s as long as he can help the team win. Once arriving at ECU Taylor believes he will also be learning another new position.

“I’m going to have to learn a new position, I’m going to be playing cornerback, I’m going to do what I have to, learning from the older guys and then put my skills together to go out there and be a playmaker to get my playing time,” Taylor said.

Taylor describes himself on the field as a ball hog. Whether he is on offense or defense Taylor said he always treats the ball like it is coming to him and coming down with him.

One strength that Taylor will have when he joins the Pirate’s is that experience he has of playing both sides of the ball. On either offense or defense, Taylor believes that he can pretty much know what the other teams players are doing, what route they are running and how to adjust to everything they throw at him.

“It’s all a real a gift from god, I wouldn’t be in this situation without him, I’ve gone through a lot of trials in the past year but we’ve came out on top,” said Taylor.

Taylor now joins Tahj Deans Dre Massey as the third 2016 ECU Commit who can play wide receiver and becomes the eighth total member of ECU’s 2016 recruiting class.

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