RECRUITING WIRE - Jaron Taylor 10/29

HEADING OVER on an unofficial visit to Washington State this weekend will be Jaron Taylor. Cougfan.com talked to the talented wide receiver from Timberline to find out how his season is going, what he feels his strengths are and how his recruiting is shaping up..

Jaron Taylor and Timberline head into the season finale against White River ranked No. 2 in the state behind top-ranked Bellevue. The wide receiver's season to date has been a solid one.

"I'm having a good season, just being productive for my team."

That production is to the tune of 37 receptions for 536 yards. Taylor has 5 receiving TD's on the year (6 total). He's looking to add to those totals this Friday."

"We know it's going to set up for how we go into the playoffs. White River is already set to go into the playoffs too and we know if we (take care of business) against these guys, we'll know we're prepared to go in and do some big things -- and we expect to do big things in the playoffs.

As a receiver, Taylor feels both his hands and his willingness to go after any ball are among his better attributes.

"I catch the ball really well and I run really good routes. I'm able to find the ball anywhere on the field. If you watch film or you watch our games, if you'll notice where the ball is -- that's where I'm at. I make a of catches that people don't think I can make. I'm able to make the big catch in big situations."

Some size, and a little more speed are two things Taylor is currently working on.

"I want to improve my speed a little bit and I want to get a little bit bigger," said the 6-0 175-pound receiver. Taylor is hitting the weight room with designs on getting up to around 185, 190.

"And I still want to work on my route running and everything else, I plan on just continually improving on every aspect of my game."

A TEAM CAPTAIN, Taylor immensely enjoyed the Washington State summer football camp in June, where he and teammate Jonathan Stewart met Arkelon Hall, Shelton Danzy and Brandon Gibson.

"When we first got there, Snoop was rooming with Arkelon and we all just hung out...It was fun just hanging out with those guys, they're a real good group of people."

On the visit this weekend, Taylor just wants to take in the whole college football game day experience.

"I know pretty well what Washington State and what the town are like. But I just want to see what the campus life is like, what the students do on the weekends and see how involved the community is -- and hey I just want to see a (Washington State) football game."

ON THE RECRUITING FRONT, which schools are recruiting Taylor the hardest right now?

"Both the Montana schools, Idaho State, Washington State and Oregon, I'd say."

The Cougs haven't offered as of yet, but WSU is clearly Taylor's top choice.

"Washington State has always been my leader."



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