Louisville the leader for 3-star WR

With more than a dozen scholarship offers already in hand, Rancho Cotate three-star wide receiver spent the past two days at the University of Louisville. He was born in Louisville and lived in the Derby City until he was six years old.

Rohnert Park, Calif., Rancho Cotate High School three-star wide receiver Chris Taylor-Yamanoha spent Thursday and Friday at the University of Louisville.

With more than a dozen scholarship offers already in hand, Taylor-Yamanoha called Louisville the leader in his recruitment after the visit.

"It just went great," Taylor-Yamanoha said.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Taylor-Yamanoha, ranked as the No. 61 wide receiver in the country, watched the Cardinals in practice on Thursday afternoon, spent time with the coaches and attended the Spring Game on Friday.

Taylor-Yamanoha was able to spend some one-on-one time with U of L coach Bobby Petrino and said there were a few reasons to call U of L the leader.

"I loved the atmosphere," he said. "It was great and just the way the coaches reacted and coached at practice."

Born in Louisville, Taylor-Yamanoha lived here until he was six with his mother - Rachel - who attended U of L and still has family here.

As a junior, Taylor-Yamanoha finished with 40 catches for 850 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was also scheduled to see Notre Dame this weekend after recent visits to California, Arizona, Arizona State and a few other places.

Taylor-Yamanoha has offers from U of L, Boise State, Washington State, California, Arizona, Oregon State, UNLV, Boston College, San Diego State and others.

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