Could Kory Taylor Join Bordner At RU?
Oct 7, 2016
By: Zach Links- SOR Head Staff Writer
College coaches have been making regular pilgrimages to Ohio's Hilliard Bradley High School as of late. That's because the program not only features top defensive end Brendan Bordner, but also includes a promising young wide receiver in Kory Taylor. In fact, a lot of the same schools appear to be in pursuit of both players.
Taylor says that he and Bordner would like to play together at the next level, if possible. Both standouts happen to hold offers from Rutgers and it sounds like the Scarlet Knights might be able to land both as a package deal.
"We've talked about Rutgers quite a bit," Taylor told StateOfRutgers.com. "He seems to really like Rutgers. He's been down there a couple of times and he speaks really highly about the coaches there and the campus and its proximity to New York City. Playing with Brendan appeals to me for sure. That would be a lot of fun, actually. to have someone there that you know and kind of grew up with."
So far, Taylor has picked up eight offers in total including RU, Boston College, Iowa State, Marshall, and Kentucky. There could be more on the way with serious interest from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan State, and Pittsburgh. At this stage, Taylor says that he has no favorites and he does not have a timeline for getting down to a top 5 list or making a final decision. However, he clearly has a fondness for Rutgers.
"I like how their offense runs. I feel like I can really fit in their offense pretty well," Taylor writes. "With my height and my speed, I feel like I could really stretch the field for an offense like that. I'm 6'5 with a 4.48 second 40-yard-dash and I feel like I can be a difference maker."
Many schools believe that Taylor can be a difference maker and they believe that he can do so at either wide receiver or tight end. Louisville, for example, would like to use Taylor as a tight end. Rutgers hasn't specifically told Taylor how they would like to use him, but he senses that they see him as a TE. Taylor's personal preference is to remain as a receiver, but he is willing to play whatever position is asked of him.
Taylor had a breakout season in 2015 but, unfortunately, his season was cut short this year when he suffered a foot injury in the first quarter of his team's first game. Doctors advised Taylor to sit out for the remainder of the season in order to avoid further injury and he is acting on their advice so that he can be at his best when he gets to college.
Taylor has yet to visit Rutgers, but he hopes to schedule a visit very soon.