Utah Gets Point Guard Help

Utah receives a verbal commitment from Southern California point guard Brandon Taylor

Utah lost three players this week, but picked one up on Saturday when Southern California Brandon Taylor verbally committed to the Utes.

"I gave them a call and told them that I'll be attending Utah and that's where I want to go to school."

Taylor emphasized his relationship with the coaches and his recent official visit as huge reasons for his commitment.

"When I went on the campus, I just liked everything that had. I really fell in love with the coaching staff, the players and the campus. What really won me over was the relationship I had with the head coach. I don't know any other coaching staff as well as i know their coaching staff."

With the multiple recent departures, Taylor will have a chance to come in right away and grab a starting spot at point guard.

"I'm definitely excited about having the chance to come in and play and compete for a starting spot. I'm up for the challenge and am ready for whatever the coaches want me to do."

With Utah's struggles over the past few seasons, Taylor is looking forward to being a part of turning around a once proud program.

"That played a big part. I'm all for being on a team and helping turn things around and get this thing going in a new direction."

Despite a few recent offers and more interest lately, The 5-10, 160 pounder insists that his recruitment and is over and he's all Ute.

"St. Mary's offered and I just talked to USC a few days ago. Tennessee Tech just offered and Cal Poly offered. I'm 100% committed to Utah. I'm done with visits and all that stuff."

With only another week until signing day and just a few months until he arrives at Utah, Taylor will be spending his last two months in California getting himself ready for the rigors of the college game.

"I will be there June 22nd or 24th. Between now and then I'm just going to be working on my strength and condition and getting better."

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