Inkster High in Detroit is one of the more talent-rich programs in the state of Michigan for the class of 2010. Wide receiver Johnathan Taylor is one of the reasons college coaches have streamed through the school this spring.
The 6-2, 180-pound Taylor caught ten touchdown passes for an Inkster team that made it to the state title game in 2008. He's been receiving looks from several schools in the Big Ten and MAC, but has yet to pick up his first offer.
"I'm hearing a lot from Wisconsin, a little from Minnesota and I got to talk to the Iowa wide receiver coach," Taylor reported. "The rest have just been sending me letters."
One school outside of the Midwest that has been showing interest in Taylor is Virginia and the Detroit receiver plans to visit their Charlottesville later this summer.
"They came in one-day and coach gave them my highlight tape," Taylor said. "I guess they liked it and they told me I needed to come down there and talk with their coach."
Taylor plans to attract more attention by attending several camps and combines this summer, starting with the NIKE Camp in Illinois on June 6.
"After this camp I should be visiting Virginia for a camp there," Taylor reported. "I'm going to the Michigan State and Michigan one-day camps and after that I'm going to start focusing on the season.
"They'll see this Saturday that I am a complete player. I'm fast, I got get the ball and I am a physical player."
Taylor has not been tested in the 40-yard dash, but his speed has landed him on Inkster's state qualifying 4x100 relay team. He also runs in the 4x200 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay for Inkster. This past winter, Taylor was the starting point guard for Inkster's state semifinals basketball team, averaging eight points and four assists per game.
Taylor is also a standout in the classroom. He carries a 3.7 GPA and is in an academy at Inkster that allows high school students to pursue their Associate's degree before they graduate high school.