Washington Huskies: What Do We Know About Keith Taylor?


Keith Taylor’s verbal commitment is just another step towards helping the Washington Huskies return to former glories, but what exactly do we know about the four-star prospect?

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Christmas came early on Thursday for the Washington Huskies and their fans. As reported by Fox Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, Keith Taylor has made a verbal commitment to the school.

The Huskies are understandably excited about the addition of the defensive back, who is their first known recruit in the 2017 class. Coming from Servite High in Anaheim, California, Taylor is rated as a four-star prospect by most scouts.

Furthermore, he is currently ranked as the nation’s 18th-best cornerback. Depending on where you read, he is 6 ft 1 or 6 ft 2, and weighs between 170-180 pounds.

Nine colleges reportedly showed an interest in Taylor. Washington were one of three schools to make an official offer, along with San Jose St. and Pac-12 rival Utah.

Attending the Huskies Rising Stars camp during the summer appeared to be a defining step in securing Taylor’s decision. As he told scout.com: “I know where I wanted to go, so I didn’t see the need to wait any longer.”

Sep 19, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen talks with his players before the start of a game against the Utah State Aggies at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor’s addition helps provide a boost to what is already an extremely talented Huskies defense. Chris Petersen’s men finished the College Football regular season ranked 10th and 25th respectively in terms of points and yards allowed.

The team arguably did better than expected, during Petersen’s first season in Washington. However, if the defense continues to improve, the Huskies have an excellent chance of being regular contenders once again, just as they were between 1977-2001.

In further news, as reported by Adam Jude of the Seattle Times, Daniel Bridge-Gadd announced that he had signed a financial-aid agreement with Washington. The Phoenix quarterback made a verbal commitment to the Huskies in October.