After things didn’t work out in the first go-round, the Oklahoma Sooners are once again the choice for 2018 wide receiver signee Kundarrius Taylor. The Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Miss.) standout has announced his commitment to OU and plans to be a member of the program’s 2020 class. He has chosen the Sooners over fellow finalists Mississippi State and Indiana.
Thanks @LincolnRiley ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/PbdqMCBCKl— K (@KingKt___) January 28, 2019
As you might recall, Taylor signed with the Sooners in December of 2017 before an academic issue forced him to take the JUCO route. However, Oklahoma stuck with him throughout the process and re-offered him in the fall of 2018. As a freshman, Taylor led Co-Lin — a team that recorded 322 rushing attempts and only 156 passes — with 31 receptions for 547 yards and eight touchdowns.
What attracted Oklahoma to the Memphis native in the first place is readily apparent. At 6’2”, Taylor has the size and athleticism to be a standout on the outside. Considering what the program has done with WR recruiting lately, the fact that OU is still interested in keeping him in the fold as a JUCO prospect should be a pretty good indication of how highly he’s still regarded by Dennis Simmons and Lincoln Riley. At the very least, he could provide some quality depth and make a nice impact behind guys like Jadon Haselwood and Theo Wease.
As is the case with any JUCO prospect, the optimism always needs to be met with a bit of caution as far as academics are concerned, but the OU staff’s willingness to take a second flier on him probably tells you how they feel about the situation.
Oklahoma now has five commitments in the class of 2020 as Taylor joins five-star RB Jase McClellan, four-star ATH Drew Sanders, four-star CB Darion Green-Warren and three-star CB Jalen Huff.