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Taylor lands third Pac-10 offer

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Kendyl Taylor had been receiving generic recruiting mail from Stanford and didn't think much of it until Wednesday when the Cardinal coaching staff offered him a scholarship, his third along with Arizona State and Washington.
It's another big Pac-10 offer for the Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton athlete who said he loves Stanford's offense and wants to see how things progress with coach David Shaw taking over for Jim Harbaugh, who left for the San Francisco 49ers.
"I love them," Taylor said of Stanford. "Their offense and I've seen them on TV quite a few times and them playing my brother and all. With Andrew Luck, the offense is impressive and I know Harbaugh is going to be gone but I think they can carry on their winning ways.
"I want to take a look but I'm pretty sure they're going to be the next best thing even though they lost (Harbaugh). I'm definitely going to look into it but I'm pretty sure it's going to be the same offense."
Taylor's brother, Kerry, played at Arizona State so he's already familiar with the Sun Devils plus he was scheduled to visit campus late last month with some Hamilton teammates.
Washington was the first to offer Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect who's included in the Rivals 250 to watch list for 2012, and then Arizona State followed up and now Stanford is in the mix.
Arizona and Oregon have been showing interest for a while and Taylor said Michigan State has also recently started to get involved.
The offer from Stanford came as a relative surprise and although Taylor doesn't plan to visit right away the Cardinal are definitely under strong consideration.
"This came quick," Taylor said. "They sent me letters but all of a sudden I got told to call them and they said they're going to start recruiting me now that they saw my film.
"I'm not going to go up there right away but I will get to talk to them to see how much I like them and see what works out the best."
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