J.J. Taylor (5-6, 155) plays at Centennial High, which uses the Pistol. Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro was the co-inventor of the Pistol with Chris Ault at Nevada. Some think WSU could see three running backs put up big numbers this season, be they all-purpose yards and/or rushing hashes.
“If a rotation were to work like that, that’s beautiful. That would be music to my ears -- the better for me because I’m still getting my carries and my yards and not taking much of a beating,” said Taylor.
Area recruiter Ken Wilson is running the point and after Washington State offered Taylor, Arizona followed soon after. Nevada is among others who have also put a scholie on the table.
“I don’t really have a ‘stand out’ school,” said Taylor, who said he plans to make his decision sometime during the season.
Taylor said he plans on heading to Arizona and Nevada sometime this month. Since WSU is a little farther away, he said an unofficial trip to the Palouse may or may not happen this summer.
The WSU staff is scheduled to work a camp Tuesday at Redlands University, though, and Taylor plans to be there.
“I’m just looking for good players to be around… a team that will be a good fit for me, get me out in open space, put me in situations where I can go one-on-one with the defender,” said Taylor.
Taylor rushed for 1,657 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior.
“I’m smaller so you’re not going to see me until I get into the open,” he said.
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