Update on R.J. Taylor

Tates Creek junior R.J. Taylor took a couple of spring game trips and is also making plans for camps this summer. Here's the latest on the Lexington athlete.

Tates Creek junior R.J. Taylor took a couple of spring game trips and is also making plans for camps this summer. Here's the latest on the Lexington athlete.

Taylor visited Kentucky for their record-setting spring game last weekend and came away very impressed with what the Wildcats had to offer.

"Everything went well at Kentucky," said Ross Taylor, R.J.'s father. "R.J. enjoyed the game and got to spend a lot of time with the other recruits. We have a great relationship with Neal Brown so we communicate with him on the regular," he said.

While and offer hasn't come through from the Wildcats, the Taylors aren't stressing that right now.

"We know where we stand with Kentucky. (Brown) has basically told us that they want R.J. to camp with them and we selected which specific camp to attend so they can see him in person. If he handles business like he should, and offer is a very realistic option," he continued.

The Taylors also took a trip to Bowling Green where they visited Western Kentucky for their Junior Day and Spring Game.

"We had a real good time (at Western Kentucky)," said Taylor. "R.J. and Coach Petrino hit it off real well. There is also an ex-Tates Creek player on the staff, Pete Nochta. So we definitely communicate well with them at Western," Mr. Taylor continued.

"Coach Nochta, Coach Dennison and especially Coach Petrino made R.J. feel like a priority. Coach Petrino really likes R.J. and they are definitely in the picture," he continued.

Taylor also competed in the Under Armour camp this weekend and fared well against very good competition.

"He did very well. He tweaked his groin at the camp and that hampered him a little bit. But all in all, he realized that he is on these guys level. Three, four and five star guys – he can go to toe-to-toe with all of them and not blink," he said.

R.J. is now thinking about which camps he wants to visit this summer, but they will definitely be seeing Kentucky and Western Kentucky again.


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