[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kamron Taylor, a 3-Star Running Back from Jurupa Hills, California, was generous enough to sit down with Cory Lemer of Mike Farrell Sports to discuss his recruitment and when he plans to announce his commitment. During the interview, Taylor breaks down his recruitment so far and when decides to announce his college decision.
The SoCal prospect from Jurupa Hills High School is currently ranked the 56th best player in California and the 50th ranked RB in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings. He is also the 727th-ranked player nationally. So far, he has received over 15 offers throughout his high school career. Schools like Arizona, Liberty, Colorado, Oregon, and San Diego State are all pushing for the Sunkist League star, suggesting that Taylor may be under ranked as a prospect.
Playing in the heart of California can be difficult for many players; however, Taylor loves the competition and views it as a way to better his game. Kamron grew up watching Florida State and Alabama, leading him to fall in love with both schools.
“Anybody from Alabama is a legend."
Kamron believes Alabama has one of the top programs in college football and loves how Coach Saban leads his team. Taylor also stated that if Alabama were to offer, they would be in his top six, which could change the course of his recruitment.
“I grew up watching Bryce Young and Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei.”
It became clear that growing up around football impacted Kamron’s life. Eighth grade is when he believed he could play college ball leading him to become the player he is today. With Kamron not having a commitment date yet, every offer and every interaction he has with a coach becomes extremely important.
The Wildcats offered Kamron over a year ago and have attempted to land him since his offer. Taylor has visited Arizona multiple times and has loved everything about the program.
“Fan base wise, city wise, I love it.”
Taylor attempted to take his official visit to Arizona along with current Wildcat commit QB Brayden Dorman.
“One of the first players to reach out that has already committed to Arizona.”
Recruiting messages matter in college football, and it is safe to say the message from Coach Fisch and Coach Graham made its mark on Kamron. Coach Graham has helped multiple players reach the NFL, and knowing this seemed to sit well with Kamron.
Liberty is the only school in Kamron's top 5 on the east coast. Due to their distance, Liberty may encounter a challenge pulling the west coast talent east. Despite the distance, Taylor is open to leaving the west to play football for the Flames.
During the offseason, Liberty hired Bruce Johnson as their new RB coach. Liberty was already recruiting Taylor, resulting in Coach Johnson starting over with the Jurupa Hills product. “Coach Johnson has picked up fast,” stated Taylor. He has yet to visit Liberty; however, he has planned to take one, leaving the Flames in a solid place to land the talented back.
Kamron seems to have a great relationship. Coach Hagan is from Los Angeles, giving the Buffaloes an edge in Taylor’s recruitment. Coach Hagan has visited Taylor in Jurupa Hills, making it clear Kamron could join Colorado’s emerging 2023 class.
“Coach Hagan, that's my guy.”
Kamron’s visit went well, leading him to plan a second visit to Boulder. With the help of the Colorado staff, Kamron fully believes he can become a successful running back in college and the NFL.
Like Colorado, Oregon recently made a staff change with former Coach Mario Cristobal leaving for the Miami job, Georgia DC Dan Lanning became the perfect candidate to take over the Ducks.
“It’s pretty much the same thing.”
Coaching staff changes traditionally lead to recruits changing their commitment and de-committing from the program. Kamron stated he loves the new staff Coach Lanning has brought in and could see himself playing in Eugene. Kamron visited Oregon under the former staff, hinting he will return for a visit or game in the future.
San Diego State
The closest school on the list for Kamron, the Aztecs have impressed Kamron since they offered him in late January, and despite being one of the lesser known schools in his top five, SDSU may be in a position to land the Sunkist League star.
“San Diego - It’s home pretty much.”
Kamron growing up and playing close to San Diego is huge for recruiting, as most of the coaching staff also grew up in the area. Kamron loves the idea of playing for the home state school but feels no pressure to leave California to pursue his goals.
While the recruiting process is not over for Kamron, he is relieved about how the process has gone and is looking forward to his senior season, where he strives to win a state championship and move up the rankings.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Stay up to date on the latest from the recruiting trail at mikefarrellsports.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]