Tates Creek junior R.J. Taylor is preparing for another Junior Day Trip and sorting out other…
Introducing: R.J. Taylor
Tates Creek has produced several quality athletes in recent years, but possibly the best of the bunch is 2014 prospect, R.J. Taylor. While Tates Creek has had a few up and down seasons, there is clearly talent on the roster there. One of the more talented players is junior R.J. Taylor. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete excels on both sides of the ball. "Kentucky really loves his versatility," said Ross Taylor, R.J.'s father, "as a defensive back and a wide receiver." Taylor is a very good athlete, but his speed might be his biggest asset. "He is in the 4.4 (forty time) range now and he says he can run a 4.3," said Mr. Taylor. "He has grown a bunch and is at 5-foot-11 ½ and 180-pounds." Taylor led Tates Creek in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and interceptions as a junior. He was named second team All City as a defensive back. He was named first team All-City as a wide receiver this season as well. And schools are taking notice of his ability. "He's received the most attention from Missouri, Mississippi State, Cincinnati and most recently Kentucky invited him to Junior Day. He has also received interest from Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Tennessee," said Mr. Taylor. "He really enjoyed his visit to Kentucky. Neal Brown says while he may be looked at as a defensive back first, they were open to see how he finished up at wide receiver as well," he continued. R.J. also competed in a camp at Ohio State last summer where he performed well. "He jumped on the scene last summer when he attended Ohio State's football camp and really shined. He ran a 4.52 and was in the top 15 defensive backs at the camp. Tim Hinton from Ohio State stays in contact with Coach Harmon about R.J.," continued Mr. Taylor. Mr. Taylor also indicated that Cincinnati and Louisville have brought Taylor to games in the last year a well.
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