Kenion 7on: Chris Taylor-Yamanoha

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Three-star prospect Chris Taylor-Yamanoha talks about some of his latest suitors, and one Pac-12 school that may be close to offering.

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Last season, Chris Taylor-Yamanoha wasn’t just the leading receiver on Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate. He was nearly the entire offense, more than doubling the second-most prolific receiver’s catches with 70 snags, and posting as more yards than the next top three receivers on his team combined with 845.

On defense, Taylor-Yamanoha tallied 27 tackles and three interceptions as a defensive back, and has teams looking at him on both sides of the ball. The latest school to jump in the boat is Boise State, who he’s hearing from the most, in the persons of wide receivers coach Junior Adams and offensive graduate assistant Thomas Byrd.

“I love how the coaches talk to me. They seem like they really care, and also, I love the campus. It’s amazing,” Taylor-Yamanoha said. “They really care about you, and make sure you know that they care about you.”

Taylor-Yamanoha isn’t just hearing from the Broncos, though.

“The most I’m hearing from right now are Boise State and Louisville, and all the schools that have offered me, including Nevada,” he said “I went up there last weekend, and it was awesome. I love the environment. I like the coaches a lot. They’re really cool, and it was beautiful up there.”

A local school is close to offering, too, Taylor-Yamanoha said.

“I would say Cal, right now. I’ve been talking to them quite a bit,” said Taylor-Yamanoha.

The Bears are looking at Taylor-Yamanoha as a wide receiver, despite the fact that they took five receivers in the 2015 class.

“I’d be a little nervous, but if you can compete, you’ll be fine,” Taylor-Yamanoha said.


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