Taylor talks about his decision

Washington has slowly been building momentum on the recruiting front over the past two months and today that continued as Eastside Catholic ATH Vince Taylor decided to become a Husky less than a week after getting an offer from Huskies head coach Tyrone Willingham. Dawgman.com was able to catch up with the hard-hitting playmaker and he talked about his reasons for his commitment.

"I had my mom and my aunt with me and we talked with coach Willingham about a lot of things," Taylor said. "They asked a bunch of questions that I didn't even think to ask and his answers were really direct and to the point and I like that.

"I made the commitment before I even met with their academic people and before I saw all they had to offer on that side.

"They have like 80 tutors and really want to help all the players succeed and that's what I need because I have a learning disability."

Willingham told Taylor he likes him as a safety, but that he can also play some wide receiver as well.

"I don't really care where I play," Taylor said with a laugh. "You could put me out there at center or at water boy. I just want to be on the field and helping my team.

"He said they like me at safety and that's fine because I can hit and still catch the ball."

Taylor is a talented athlete running 4.45 forty's and carrying 185 pounds on a 6-3 frame.

Now that he's a Husky, Taylor said he's ready to go out and talk to other players about why they should join him.

"All my life I've been able to make friends pretty easily so I think I can help recruit," Taylor said. "I think I can help with the California guys that they have coming up and help get them to understand why being a Husky is a good thing."

Taylor will be in attendance at Husky Stadium this weekend for the spring game and had a parting shot for Husky fans.

"I've made my decision and I'm really happy about it," Taylor said. "I'm happy to be a Dawg!"

And Husky fans are happy Taylor is too.

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