Three-Star DB Dallas Taylor-Cortez Talks New Washington State Offer, Set For Busy Summer

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade defensive back Dallas Taylor-Cortez has seen his stock pick up in recent weeks and landed his first offer from the Pac-12 on Wednesday.

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Everyone is looking for long, athletic corners and Dallas Taylor-Cortez is an intriguing player whose stock is on the rise.

Taylor-Cortez is all of 6-2 with long arms and improving athleticism. He shows natural cover skills, good ball awareness and can run with receivers down the field and a make a play. He's still filling out and growing in to his body but as he physically matures and fills out, he will take his game to another level. 

On the recruiting front, the athlete picked up offers from the Iowa State Cyclones and  Washington State Cougars on Tuesday and is now up to four total offers. The BYU Cougars and Wyoming Cowboys have also offered.

"Recruiting has really picked up for me, I'm excited about where things are going," Taylor-Cortez said. "A lot of schools have been coming by the campus and I've had coaches tell me they want to see how tall I really am because you don't see to many 6-3 corners.

"That offer from Washington State was big and I like them a lot. I've been talking with coach (Derek) Sage (WR coach) for awhile now and he's a great guy and a great coach. He visited our school on Tuesday and I definitely want to try and get out and visit over the summer."

BYU, Taylor-Cortez's first offer, is another school he's hoping to visit.

"BYU put me on the map and I'll always be grateful to them for that," Taylor-Cortez said. "I'll always have respect for coach (Jernaro) Gilford and the Cougar program and I'm hoping to visit in the summer as well. I'm going to camp at LSU and USC for sure and I want to try and get to Washington as well.

"Coach (Jimmy) Lake (UW DB coach) is coming by to visit our school next week. ColoradoSan Jose StateUCLA, UNLV and Vanderbilt are all showing interest as well along with some Ivy League schools like Columbia, Dartmouth and Penn so like I said, things are going well and I'm excited for the future."


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