Louisville has signed California wide receiver playmaker Chris Taylor-Yamanoha

Rohnert Park, Calif., Rancho Coate wide receiver Chris Taylor-Yamanoha has signed with the University of Louisville. With family ties to U of L, Yamanoha committed to U of L in May and then re-affirmed his commitment late last month.

The University of Louisville football staff is signing a big-time group of wide receivers, including one of the best pass-catchers on the Eest Coast in Chris Taylor-Yamanoha of Rohnert Park, Calif., Rancho Coate High School.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Taylor-Yamanoha is considered a three-star prospect with an opportunity to also play defensive back in college.

Taylor-Yamanoah committed to Louisville last May after a few visits. His mother is a graduate of U of L and he still has family, including his grandparents, who live in the area.

"That played a factor," he said. "It will be nice to have somebody there for me all the time. I know they're happy."

But it wasn't an easy process.

After his commitment, Taylor-Yamanoah fielded inquiries from other schools. He made an official visit to Washington last month before re-affirming his commitment to the Cardinals.

Taylor-Yamanoha posted big numbers his seniors year - 82 receptions for 1,473 yards and 23 touchdowns on offense and seven interception on defense. He also ran for 103 yards and three TDs.

Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on all of the Louisville signees throughout the day.

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