Taylor has seen his offer list swell rapidly after missing almost all of last season with a foot injury that he suffered in the first game of the year. He opted for surgery, which sidelined him, but is now back running track and is 100% for his senior season of football. West Virginia recently joined schools such as Louisville, Boston College, Iowa State, Kentucky, Memphis and Rutgers in making an offer to the six-foot, five-inch pass catcher, and it's one that he was waiting for.
"I've been in contact with WVU (Coach Tall specifically) for a while now," Taylor said. "They were one of the programs who wanted to see me healthy before they gave me an offer, and they let me know that. I kept them updated, I'm running track and everything is going extremely well. They like what they're seeing from me, so they pulled the trigger."
A number of other schools, such as Michigan State, OhioState and Indiana are also watching Taylor, and could offer as they get more information on the Ohio star. With his height, he could be a big target as a wideout, but might also be viewed as a tight end who could play both up against the line and in the slot, depending on the situation. He was timed under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash at one summer camp, and also has an obvious reach advantage to employ in one-on-one situations.
Taylor was at WVU in February for a junior day, and plans to repeat the short trip from his home for Saturday's Gold-Blue game. West Virginia's recent emphasis on recruiting tight ends and bigger wideouts makes him an target to watch, and he's reciprocating that interest.
"West Virginia is a great program and I really enjoyed my time down there during my last visit. I'm planning on going down for their spring game this Saturday as well. I really like West Virginia's facilities, all of the schools at this level are extremely impressive."
Taylor's recruitment figures to increase once the fall begins, as more schools seem him get back on the field for his senior season. Thus, it's good that the Mountaineers are making an impression early, and are in the initial group of offerees.
"I'll be looking forward to continuing to build that relationship with the coaching staff and talking more about what they imagine me doing for them in the offense," he said of his future interaction with the Mountaineers. "They are definitely a school I'm interested in.”