Former SMU WR Likes UTSA

Navarro Junior College has put out their fair share of talent over the years. WR JaBryce Taylor fits that mold. Taylor talks with InsideRunnerSports about his upcoming visit to UTSA and his time at SMU.

Former SMU WR JaBryce Taylor is scheduled to be one of a handful of visitors on campus this weekend in the final round of official visits prior to National Signing Day.

"I'm just sitting back and letting everything come to me. I'm going there to enjoy myself and just take one thing at a time," Taylor said about his upcoming visit to UTSA.

It hasn't been an easy nine months for the speedy WR. Last Spring, Taylor was dismissed from SMU. He would end up landing at Navarro Junior College where he would play in 2014.

"I've been on an emotional roster these past months," Taylor said. "There's always a reason for the things that happen to us. I'm just trying to find the best thing out of all of this."

WR JaBryce Taylor starred at Lufkin before signing with SMU in 2013.

During his time at SMU, Taylor played in 10 games catching 7 passes for 127 yards. But he says that it never felt like the right fit for him.

"It was just uncomfortable," Taylor said about SMU. "It wasn't a fun time for me at all the whole time there. It didn't feel like I was wanted, it didn't feel like I was cared for. It didn't feel like a team there. That's what I'm trying to get back to, trying to get somewhere I feel wanted."

There were several rumors that Taylor was a troublemaker during his time at SMU, which led to his dismal. Taylor sets the record straight.

"People that know me know that I'm not a troublemaker," said Taylor. "Coaches that talk to other coaches and other people who have had encounters with me, they all know that I'm not a troublemaker. None of that was true. Everything happens for a reason. I'm just ready to move on."

And that's where UTSA comes into play. With one week until National Signing Day, the 'Runners will host Taylor this coming weekend in hopes of adding another commit to their class.

"They were recruiting me out of high school," Taylor said about UTSA. "I committed to SMU so I really didn't get a chance to know UTSA much. But from what I hear from everybody, it's a pretty good school with really good coaches. I can't wait to see what they have in store."

Originally a three-star prospect out of Lufkin HS in East Texas, the 6'2" 216lb WR signed with SMU as part of the 2013 recruiting class. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Currently, only UTSA and SFA are recruiting Taylor. And Although UTSA has not offered him yet, Taylor says if they do, he can see himself in orange and blue.

"I can see myself committing to UTSA as soon as they offer. I've been liking UTSA ever since they recruited me out of high school."

In 2014, Taylor played in 10 games at Navarro JC. He had 47 receptions for 864 yards with 6 touchdowns. He also returned 24 Kickoffs for 473 yards (19.7 average) and 9 Punts for 96 yards (10.7 average).


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