Dawgman Signing Day Profile - Keith Taylor

Servite (Anaheim, Ca.) CB Keith Taylor committed on Christmas Eve in 2015 and never wavered in his decision. He has a chance to come in and compete for playing time right away...



Comparison: Dana Hall (UW)

Prep Career/Awards: Earned first-team All-Trinity League at cornerback as a senior ... second-team Orange County Register All-County in 2016 ... missed much of his junior season ... played at St. John Bosco as a sophomore in 2014 ... a standout sprinter with a personal best of 10.89 in the 100 meters during his junior season ... played in the Polynesian Bowl following his senior year ... PrepStar All-West Region ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... rivals.com ranked him the No. 13 corner and No. 138 overall prospect in the nation ... listed by 247sports.com as the No. 27 cornerback and No. 248 overall prospect in the country ... the nation's No. 32 cornerback recruit, according to scout.com ... played for coach Scott Meyer.

Offers: Washington was the first school to offer Taylor, but eventually schools like Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, San Jose State and Utah followed suit.

Why Washington: "The city of Seattle is really nice, the school itself is amazing and I love all of the coaches. I've built relationships with the whole staff and everything about U-Dub feels like home."

If he had chosen a different school: "I wasn't really considering any other school but if I didn't go to Washington I would have more than likely ended up at UCLA."

Analysis: "Taylor plays corner but we wouldn’t be surprised if he moved to safety at some point in his career.  He’s 6-2 with room to still add some more weight.  Taylor is physical in press and does a good job breaking on the ball.  He’ll lay some pop too." -- Brandon Huffman

Position Projection: The first thing you notice about Taylor is his size and that makes him a very intriguing addition to the secondary where he'll start out at corner. A lot of scouts think he will wind up at safety, but for the Huskies, he will get his first shot at corner.

2017 Season Projection: The Huskies have recruited very well at corner with lots of highly sought-after prospects in the projected two-deeps for this season. That means that Taylor will definitely get a chance to prove he needs to stay on the field, but most likely, he will wind up redshirting.

Keith Taylor 2016 Senior Highlights

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