Washington was the favorite for Kendyl Taylor for some time and the Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton athlete finally decided in the last few days that he wanted to commit to the Huskies despite continuing to pick up more offers.
He found everything he liked at Washington and didn't need to continue dealing with the recruiting process.
"I really felt comfortable with the coaching staff and that was a major factor in my decision," Taylor said.
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"It really was a family atmosphere at Washington and I know I can succeed there. The people there really made a difference and that was a big reason why I committed. I love the school and it was the perfect fit for me. I committed and it's very solid."
Taylor's recruitment was steadily picking up as he also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Stanford and Washington State. The Irish recently got involved in his recruitment. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 32 athlete in the 2012 class.
Taylor, a three-star prospect who visited Washington earlier this month, could have waited things out longer but he liked that the Washington coaches were involved with him early in his recruitment and that they put forth a lot of effort to keep after him.
They showed up a few times at his high school during spring ball and were consistently involved as other teams slowly entered the picture.
That was a big deal to Taylor, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound prospect who rushed for 784 yards and nine touchdowns and also caught 48 passes for 713 yards and five scores to help lead Hamilton to an undefeated season as a junior.