UW Impresses Top 2017 Cover-Corner

St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Ca.) CB Keith Taylor is already rated as one of the top cover corners on the West Coast for the 2017 recruiting class. This past weekend he was in Seattle to take part in the first of Washington's two Rising Stars camp. Dawgman.com caught up with the talented defensive back this week and he updated us on the camp as well as where things stand on the recruiting front...



"It was a pretty good camp," Taylor said when asked for his overall thoughts. "It's my first camp this summer, but I've been to a lot of camps and it's probably the best camp I've been to so far."

One of the things that stuck out to Taylor was the attention he got from secondary coach Jimmy Lake.

"The coaches were one-on-one with you," Taylor noted. "Coach Lake is a great coach and there were also some talented players there so the competition was really good out there.

"I feel like it helped me develop some as a player and I also got to develop some relationships with a couple of players that aleady go to UDub (Budda Baker and Brandon Beaver).

"Those guys told me about how great the atmosphere is there and how great it is to be there. They talked about how they are just a huge family, they take care of each other and no one is really an individual."

Washington has yet to offer the long, athletic corner who measured in at just over 6'2" and weighed 185 pounds, but they could be drawing closer to offering now that they have seen him live.

"San Jose State is currently my only offer, but I've been talking a lot with Washington of course and also UCLA, Cal, Oregon State and a few other schools."

Should the Huskies extend an offer, they actually have a couple of aces in their back pocket that could help them reel in Taylor.

"Naijiel Hale is a former teammate of mine and Sean (McGrew) going there is definitely a plus since I know him really well," Taylor said. "Naijiel should have a good year this upcoming season and I think Sean will be a factor on the offensive side once he gets up there (in 2016).

"I loved Washington's campus. It's very beautiful. I will definitely have them as one of my top choices (if/when they offer)."

Taylor plans to hit a camp in Detroit, Michigan this week and then plans to take part in UCLA's camp next week while also focusing on St. John Bosco's 7v7 team on the passing camp circuit.

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