At one time, Michigan State (MSU) held a commitment from 2018 Scout 300 wide receiver Joseph Scates. Since, he has opened up his recruitment and is exploring his options. Now, the Spartans are looking elsewhere to add a high-caliber wide receiver, and are heavily interested in several targets, mostly physical downfield threats. One wide receiver by the name of Kory Taylor from Hilliard, Ohio stands at 6’5”, 205 pounds may fit the bill.
Kory lines up at both the tight end and wide receiver positions for Hilliard Bradley High School. The three-star recruit was primed for a breakout junior season but on the first play of the season, his season was over with a torn ligament. This upcoming season, he is motivated to prove that he is not only one of the top wide receivers in the state but in the whole nation.
As Kory is a big human being, so it was easy to spot him in the crowd at Saturday’s Spring Game. “Yeah I had a great time and it sounds like they're close to offering me. They said they'll be visiting in the next few weeks. I could benefit their offense,” Kory spoke of his visit.
The size and skill combination that Kory possesses is very uncommon to find at the high school level, but MSU has identified his potential. “Coach Samuel really sounded like he wants to effectively use my large size as a wideout. He sees my skill set and wants to really use me in the offense and he understands I would be an interesting matchup situation for teams with my size and 4.4 forty years dash speed,” Kory explained.
Potentially adding Kory would present MSU with a new opportunity on offense. “He [Coach Samuel] was telling me that he hasn't worked with someone as big as myself and he is really looking forward to it,” he said. Right now, Kory does not hold a scholarship offer from the Spartans, but look for that to change soon. “It sounds like the coaching staff is looking to come down to see me a spoon during the spring to watch me run track. Coach said he wants to offer me but he needs to see me perform in person.”
Scout rates Kory Taylor a three-star recruit. He already holds offers from nearly a dozen schools, including Boston College, Kentucky, Rutgets, and others. If he had not been sidelined for the entire season, that number would be increased significantly. Look for the Spartans to extend an offer to the physical red zone threat in the upcoming months.