Pre-visit: Kolby Taylor

Chandler, Arizona wide receiver Kolby Taylor will be arriving on campus for his official visit shortly. BeaverBlitz caught up with him to get his thoughts heading into the weekend.

To say Kolby Taylor caught a bad break heading into his senior year, would be not only a bad joke but a huge understatement as well. The 3-star wide-out fractured his left tibia earlier this August, this after breaking it straight through during Chandler’s semifinal loss to Mesa Desert Ridge last fall. Taylor has remained in good spirits however, despite the injury having forced him to miss his entire senior season.

“Everything in rehab is going really well. I’m about a month away from being able to run around again. I’m moving around really well and almost have my full range of motion back.,” Taylor told BeaverBlitz. “You really can’t even tell that anything is wrong with me, but I just need to let the bone continue to heal and I’m hoping by late next month to December to be able to really start training again and be ready for the spring time.”

It’s important for the rehab to continue to go smoothly as Taylor plans on graduating early and enrolling at Oregon State in time for spring ball to start with hopes of being able to play next fall.

“I plan on being up in Corvallis at the end of March, just as spring term and practice are starting. I definitely think it is worth getting up there early, I’m only leaving a semester early or like two months early. It’s worth getting in there for spring ball, and learning the system so that I have a good opportunity to play as a true freshman.”

With a plan in place for starting school, this weekend is all about getting reacquainted with the Beavers coaches, players and the surrounding community. 

“With me and TJ (Green) getting up there this weekend, we’re looking to continue to build our relationships with the coaches, meeting more of the players and being able to interact with them. Also, being able to experience the gameday atmosphere up there. I know it’s supposed to be a little rainy this weekend, but I’m going to have to get used to it, it’s part of being up there.”

Outside of the game, Kolby and his mother are looking forward to laying out an academic plan. While he’s not quite sure what area he wants to start in, the opportunity sit down with an advisor is intriguing to him.

“I’m not entirely sure what I want to study, I’ve thought about business but I’m really looking forward to sitting down with an academic advisor  on this trip and look at my options. I’m sure that there’s options that I don’t even know about and trying to figure out what I might like to do.”

Taylor is planning to arrive in Corvallis Friday evening to start his official visit. Stick with BeaverBlitz for updates throughout the weekend on Coach Andersen’s recruiting efforts.


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