The commitments keep on coming for Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners!
Kundarrius Taylor, a talented athlete from Memphis, has announced his intention to play college football at the University of Oklahoma. He’s chosen the Sooners over Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee and UCLA.
Taylor, who played at Ridgeway High School in Memphis, is listed as an athlete and also lined up at defensive back but is expected to play wide receiver for the Sooners. Taylor follows the announcement of 2019 tight end Austin Stogner, who committed earlier today, and becomes the fifth commitment since Riley was named head coach at Oklahoma just a little over two weeks ago.
The 6-3, 200-pound, Taylor is also the first wide receiver commit of the class of 2018. He is a dynamic, quick, explosive, big-play athlete who is incredibly elusive in the open field. When watching him, especially on special teams, it’s easy to see he has some Ryan Broyles’ type of jukes in him and could be lethal from the get-go at his size.
What truly stands out from watching this prospect is that aside from juking defenders out of their cleats, he can run right through them, too. He has the frame and size to be an ideal outside target, a big split-end type a la CeeDee Lamb, and clearly stands out a go-to guy in the end zone. Taylor looks straight up dominant in sealing off defenders and high-pointing a pass deep and in the end zone.
He should be a really fun player to watch, and hopefully the Sooners can keep him on board through the recruiting cycle and possibly help bring in some fellow pass catchers in his class. This has been a great day of recruiting for Coach Riley and company. There are a number of wideouts the staff is still pursuing, and hopefully Taylor is the first in a string of dominoes at the position to start falling the Sooners’ way this summer.