The Broncos have pulled off a impressive commitment flip from one of the top prospects across Northern California and one of the MWC biggest recruits. Khai Taylor is a two-way star from Pittsburg High School in the Bay Area and is currently rated as a mid 3-star prospect according to 247-Sports. Taylor is a long time Nevada commit, locking them in back over the summer but de-committed a few days ago before flipping to Boise State. Boise State offered Taylor back in September, and since offering him there have been rumblings of his possible de-commitment from the Wolfpack. Although he only holds 4 total offers from Army, Boise State, Nevada and Air Force, he is a power five caliber kid and has some untapped potential due to his length, downfield speed and range/position versatility. This is a no brainer commit for Bronco fans to be excited about.
Although he most likely will play defensive back in college, his film is mostly at outside receiver and shows he has length, long speed and a huge catch radius. Off the ball, he can get off press coverage with quick hands and a explosive first step to create immediate separation. Downfield, he can run various in/outbreaking routes and sinks his hips while getting in defenders blind spots downfield before breaking. In the red zone and when making contested catches, he does a nice job at boxing out smaller defenders and positioning his body properly to go up and attack the ball and shows strong hands in traffic. After the catch, Taylor is very dangerous as he is a strong runner, forces defenders to take bad angles and can run through arm/ankle tackles with leg drive and strong contact balance. Overall, he does a very nice job at using his elite long speed, length and toughness while the ball is in the air to win against both zone and man coverage.
I have been able to get eyes on Taylor at multiple camps and showcases last off-season, and whether he was playing corner or receiver he was one of the best athletes on the field at all times. He has showed that he can play against top tier competition within California and is just scratching the surface of what his overall potential can be at the college level.
Senior Season Film: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/14659991/63670a94e97a7b022434c685