Kim Taylor still playing the 'waiting game'

Kim Taylor sits and waits. In the meantime, the 6-0, 190-pound defensive back prospect from Long Beach, California sets up shelves in Los Angeles between tests. And in the middle of it all stands a dream, a dream to play Division 1 football for the University of Washington.

"I'm doing great," Kim told yesterday. "I'm still taking my tests."

Kim originally signed with Washington a year ago, but was never able to get a qualifying score on his SAT or ACT test, and he couldn't enroll as a partial qualifier. That spot went to Sacramento's Manase Hopoi.

"Right now I'm 50 points away on the SAT and only 2 points away on the ACT," Taylor said. "I'm just working on those tests right now, and working out. Running, lifting, all of that stuff." Kim's current bench press is 285 pounds and last recorded 40 time was 4.4 seconds.

Kim has been in touch with the Husky coaches. "I talked to Coach (Tom) Williams last week," he said. "He calls to find out how I'm doing, how my tests are going, stuff like that." And now that Williams is headed to Palo Alto? "I don't know who's going to call now," he said with a laugh. Taylor confirmed that the coaches have been calling on average about once a month to stay in touch and that he hasn't been talking to any other coaches for any other schools.

The plan for Kim right now is to get qualified and then go right up to Seattle and enroll as soon as possible. "That's what I'm hoping to do," he said. The next testing dates for Taylor are in March, so if he does qualify then, expect him to move up to Seattle in the summer, start working out with the team then and start school in the fall. Top Stories