Taylor Set For First Trip

The Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea athlete, Tatum Taylor, will visit a Pac-12 school officially this weekend...

Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea receiver/running back Tatum Taylor is set for his first official visit this weekend, and the three-star knows that three more visits will be set soon.

"I'll be leaving this weekend for Arizona State for my first visit and going to their game against UCLA," said Taylor.

While his trip to Tempe is the only one set in stone, Oregon State, who had receivers coach Brent Brennan at his game on Thursday night, is the next school close to having a date ironed out.

"I'm setting up my visit with Oregon State really soon," said Taylor. "I talked with their coaches and we're going to get that one set."

Two other schools are almost certain to be receiving a visit from Taylor.

"Kentucky and Washington State, I'm most likely going to be visit, I just don't know when," said Taylor. "And I'm leaving the fifth school open."

Taylor thought his season could be done a couple weeks ago, after an ankle injury sidelined him and left him in a good deal of pain.

Two weeks later, Taylor looked just fine helping the Irish beat Rainier Beach and clinch their spot in the qualifying round of the state playoffs, a year after they lost in the state championship game.

"The ankle is sore, but I'm trying to play through it, it's nothing I can't handle right now," said Taylor. "I'm just helping my team through the state run."

Taylor had a pair of touchdown runs and added a 60+ yard kickoff return that helped O'Dea rally from a 20-14 deficit and turn it into a 64-28 win.

"When I'm running, I zone out and do what I do and don't worry about my ankle," said Taylor. "I know Beach had a good football team, and we just wanted to stop their passing attack. And now we're coming together as a team. We have a lot of young guys, and we're trying to bring it all together to come together and win a state championship."

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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