"Things have been going good (this offseason)," Taylor told Dawgman.com. "I've been working a lot on my technique and just getting bigger and stronger.
"I'm up to 185 now. I was 175 (as a junior) last season, so I've been able to put on some size and I just feel like I am ready to get the season started."
With his senior season looming, Taylor took stock of his journey thus far.
"High school goes so quickly, it's hard to believe this is my senior season," Taylor admitted. "We have been working hard to get ready, building that team unity and making sure we do everything we can to be ready for a great year."
Taylor committed to Washington back on Christmas Eve, the earliest pledge in the 2017 class, and he said he's been talking with several of the other prospects that have joined the class and he'll be up in Seattle in two weeks to continue working on that bond.
"We've got that brotherhood thing going for sure," Taylor said. "I already knew Terrell (Bynum) and there are a couple of other guys I know pretty well and we're all planning to be up there on the 15th (of July) to spend more time together, but also to help recruit some of the guys that will be there that aren't committed.
"I'm pretty sure I'm going to work out (during the Rising Stars camp), but I haven't really decided yet. It's something I need to talk about with my family, but I think I'm probably going to work out."
Several schools have been hard at work trying to get Taylor to re-think his commitment to Washington, but he's remained steadfast.
"I'm 100% a Husky," Taylor noted. "I have a great relationship with coach (Jimmy) Lake and coach Pete (Chris Petersen) is a great coach and person too.
"UCLA and California have been the main schools trying to get me to come for visits and work on me, but I'm not really considering that because I love the opportunity at Washington and also I have built some great relationships there."
We'll have more on Taylor after his visit to Montlake in two weeks.