Taylor Ready For Breakout

The Los Angeles (Calif.) Franklin receiver, Joshua Taylor, is hoping his senior season pays off for him and that a local offer becomes available...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Franklin receiver Joshua Taylor (6-3, 185), is readying for his senior year, a year in which a return to his natural position is the primary focus.

"I played mostly quarterback last year but we found a quarterback so I can go back to receiver," said Taylor. "I played receiver as a sophomore and that's my best position."

Taylor is still sitting on his two offers, from UNLV and New Mexico State, but thinks if he has a strong start to his senior year, more offers will come.

"Arizona State has started to talk with me more and Cal is also talking a lot more with me," said Taylor.

But there is one Pac-12 school he'd really like to see offer.

"I talk with Coach (Eric) Yarber a lot and if UCLA offered me, I'd probably commit right then," said Taylor.

It was at UCLA, in fact, that Taylor had his coming out party, helping his 7v7 team win the UCLA 7v7 tournament, the top player on the day.

Taylor said that Yarber has been upfront with him about what the next step is.

"He said he really liked me at their 7on7 tournament and they just want to see some good game film on me and if I look as good as I did at at their camp, they're going to offer me," said Taylor. "And if they do, I'm going to probably take it."

Taylor said that he'll also play some defensive back this year for Franklin.

"I actually got the MVP at the Watts Games as a safety so some schools like me as a safety but I want to play receiver," said Taylor. "But I'll do whatever I can to help my team."

Brandon is in his eighth year with FOX Sports NEXT, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the FOX Sports NEXT Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the FOX Sports NEXT network since 2003.
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