Huskies Vs. Cardinals For Nor Cal Wideout

Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park, Ca.) WR Chris Taylor-Yamanoha, a Louisville commit, recently visited Montlake and came away with an offer from the Huskies. He spoke with Dawgman.com recently and he updated things including where things stand on the recruiting front...



"It was a really great visit," Taylor-Yamanoha told Dawgman.com. "The coaches spent a lot of time with me me and I liked that a lot.

"I spent the most time with coach (Brent) Pease, the wide receivers coach up there, and he took me around the whole campus and showed us everything we needed to see.

"Then, when I met with coach (Chris) Petersen, he said they really liked me a lot and they had fully evaluated me, that's why it took a little longer, and they decided that I was a guy they wanted to offer, so they offered me."

While on his trip, Taylor-Yamanoha said he fell in love with both the city and the campus.

"I loved everything about it," Taylor-Yamanoha noted. "The coaches make you feel really at home and I just loved the campus and the city of Seattle was great too."

Taylor-Yamanoha has been committed to Louisville for a little over a month, but now that the Huskies have offered, that may change things a little.

"I am still committed to Louisville right now, that hasn't changed," Taylor-Yamanoha said. "Now that Washington has offered, they have given me a lot to think about. I'm done with my visits for the summer because I want to focus on stuff with my team and my senior season, but I want to take official visits to Washington and Louisville this fall and then make my final decision.

"Those will be the only two I'll take. I just need to set up the dates."

In addition to his offer from the Huskies and the Cardinals, Taylor-Yamanoha also has full rides from the likes of Arizona, Boise State, Boston College, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, Oregon State, Purdue, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah, Utah State and Washington State.

Taylor-Yamanoha has been a star since his freshman season for the Cougars and this past season, while helping lead his team to a 9-4 record, the junior hauled in a team-leading 70 receptions for 845 yards and 15 touchdowns.

"I see myself as an all-around receiver, but I definitely have some things I am working on," Taylor-Yamanoha said. "I definitely want to be more explosive and also getting up for the ball, timing it better in the air and being strong in the air.

"I also need to get better at running my routes and that's another area I will be working on over the next few weeks before we get to (fall) camp."

Taylor-Yamanoha is the 62nd ranked wideout by Scout.com and he is ranked 12th in the West.

Dawgman.com will have more on Taylor-Yamanoha in the coming weeks and months as he gets ready to set up his official visits.


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