Taylor Talks ECU Commit
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.
Inside ECU Sports Top Stories
Kinston LB Receives Offer From ECUAs ECU continues to recruit, their most recent offer goes to Kinston N.C. LB Jamar Darboe. Darboe received his offer yesterday, and Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the offer…
Inside ECU Sports03/02/2017
"Turnovers" Kevin Ollie recaps loss at ECUGreenville, N.C.-- Head Coach of the University of Connecticut Huskies, Kevin Ollie, spoke to the press after a tough loss handed to them by the Pirates, 66-62. Ollie expressed how…
Inside ECU Sports03/01/2017
ECU Records Fifth Straight WinGreenville N.C. -- The winning continues for ECU baseball as the PIrates notch their fifth straight win with a 7-2 win this evening against Elon.
Inside ECU Sports03/01/2017
ECU Offers 2018 SC DBThough football season is over, recruiting never stops. This past Saturday, ECU extended an offer to South Carolina defensive back R.J. Roderick. Inside ECU Sports spoke with…
Inside ECU Sports02/27/2017
2019 4-Star Receiver Set for Summer DecisionMaurice Goolsby is preparing for a summer decision. The 2019 Scout four-star wide receiver is set to decide among his top ten schools. Where do things stand with Florida?
Fightin Gators12:59 PM