2018 WR/S Kundarrius Taylor (Gabe Brooks / SCOUT)

2018 Receiver Kundarrius Taylor Talks Tennessee, Mississippi State, Oklahoma

CEDAR HILL, Texas -- Several high-major programs have offered rising 2018 receiver Kundarrius Taylor, who's also getting recruiting attention on defense and hopes to soon visit a couple of SEC programs.

Kundarrius Taylor has popped on college football programs' radars during the past couple of months as a Power Five-caliber recruit.

Taylor's offer list has grown to include Mississippi StateOle MissOklahomaTennesseeUCLAKentucky, and Memphis. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Taylor, who's been recruited at receiver and safety, has already visited Oklahoma and Memphis and wants to visit Tennessee and Mississippi State.

Taylor said head coach Dan Mullen and safeties coach Ron English recruit him for the Bulldogs.

"They want me as a safety," Taylor said. "They like my size and speed."


Tennessee, however, likes Taylor on the offensive side of the ball at receiver. Taylor said receivers coach Kevin Beard, who arrived in Knoxville at the beginning of March, recruits him for the Volunteers.

"He's telling me it's my time, even if I'm there or not," Taylor said. "If I am, we gotta show up and show out."

Taylor attended Oklahoma's junior day on the weekend of Feb. 19 and came away impressed.

"I loved it," Taylor said. "It felt like home."

He added that outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons' message to him was simple: "Stay humble and keep working."

Taylor combines excellent frame potential with plus athleticism. He possesses a frame that will add good weight in college while maintaining his playmaking ability, regardless of which side of the ball he plays.

As a receiver, Taylor flashes good ball-winning skills in red-zone scenarios because of his height, catch radius, and high-pointing ability. Taylor shows good balance with the ball in his hands as he's able to stay upright after taking contact from defenders.

There are more offers coming for Taylor, so he's taking his time for now. He has not yet decided when he will ultimately make his decision.

"I'm thinking about committing during the summer," Taylor said, "but also maybe waiting on signing day."

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