Highland Park (Mich.) athlete Raymon Taylor has had several strong camp showings this past winter and spring, and as a result picked up six early offers. The 5-10, 170-pound prospect is looking to add even more schools to his offer list, however, and has several teams that could be on the verge.
"I want more offers, and I feel that I should have more offers," Taylor said. "I'm going to go out to the camps and take more offers. I won't back down from anyone."
Currently, Taylor has been offered by Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Akron and Toledo. Other programs have been through Highland Park this spring to evaluate Taylor, and he hopes to capitalize on those opportunities during the summer camp season.
"There's been a lot of coaches here - Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Akron, Toledo, Ball State and Notre Dame," Taylor reported. "Notre Dame said they want to offer, but they don't because of my height. They said if me and my teammate, Jermal Hosley, come out to the one-day camp, we've got a good chance to get an offer. We're going to try to attend every camp that we can make it to… that's our plan for June."
At this point, Taylor knows for sure he will attend summer camps at Notre Dame, Michigan and Cincinnati. As a junior he caught 50 passes for 600 yards and six touchdowns as a wide receiver and tallied seven interceptions as a cornerback on defense. He will work out at both positions for colleges this summer.
"Most of the teams like me at DB, but some said I could play DB or wide receiver," Taylor said. "I say whatever position can help the team win in college and they need me to play, that's where I'm going to play."
Taylor is considering each of the six colleges that have already offered a scholarship, but he is also not in a rush to make a decision and will wait for his offer list to grow.
"I'm just sitting back and waiting for more offers," he said. "To me it's fun, but at the same time it is stressful. All of the colleges tell you the same thing - if you come, you could start."
Taylor is also participating with his school's track team this spring, and will run in the Regional meet this Friday. His best time in the 100 meters this year is a 10.6 and he also runs the 4x100 meters relay.