Earvin Taylor: Texas WR talks about his favorites

One of the Lonestar State's top receivers name his two favorites. Did OU make the cut?

[b]EARVIN TAYLOR, WR, 6'3, 195, 4.5, MISSION, TEXAS:[/b]

Talk about talent, everybody in Texas knows that Taylor is one of the very best pure wide receivers in the Lonestar state. He is one of the top three wide receivers on the board by those that are recruiting him and that includes Oklahoma.

A big, physical wide receiver talent, Taylor is very quick off the ball and knows how to use his size to his advantage. Going into his senior year, Taylor will be a three-year starter at wide receiver, bringing in 52 catches for 813 yards and nine touchdowns a year ago. As a sophomore, Taylor caught 15 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.

"I just go out and practice hard on my routes, trying to get better at getting away from my defender," said Taylor.

"Getting off the line of scrimmage is really the key to being a good pass receiver and I have got to the point where I do that pretty well. If we are in a close game and all of our routes are gone I just tell my quarterback to lob it up to me on the fade route and we make something happen that way."

Taylor can bench 260 pounds and squats 400 pounds. Taylor doesn't believe in summer football camps, but he does throw daily with his quarterback and teammates. Taylor starts in hoops, averaging 21 ppg and eight rbpg, and in track Taylor runs the 400M (49.0) and participates in the triple jump (46'3).

Taylor has already received offers from Texas A&M, OU, Baylor, Rice and Arizona.

"I like [b]Oklahoma[/b] and [b]Texas A&M[/b] the best," said Taylor. "Oklahoma's passing game is fantastic and they throw the football a lot. Oklahoma looks like they could win a lot of games over the next two years. I like the way that Oklahoma uses their receivers."

"At Texas A&M, they are trying to get the pass offense going in the next couple of years. Hopefully, they will get Reggie McNeal in there at quarterback and I think that would help them a great deal. I also like [b]Texas[/b] and [b]Miami[/b], but the other schools have recruited me harder and are showing me more interest."

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