On Monday night, 2020 JUCO defensive end Jordan Davis committed to Tennessee. Not long after his commitment, the Vols offered his teammate, Kundarrius Taylor.
Taylor announced the offer via twitter, stating that he is “blessed” to receive the offer.
— Kundarrius Taylor 8️⃣🐺 (@KingKt___) November 14, 2018
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect is an athlete from Memphis that currently plays for Copiah-Lincoln college. Tennessee joins Mississippi State and Memphis as the only schools to offer him currently. He’s not rated as a JUCO prospect yet, but he was a composite three-star in the 2018 class per 247Sports.
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Taylor was originally committed to Oklahoma, but do to academics, he had to go the JUCO route. He was a player that was expected to make an immediate impact for the Sooners, and they are recruiting him again and just sent out an offer to him before the Vols did.
Wide receivers coach David Johnson is the lead recruiter on him, and he is very familiar with him from his time coaching at Memphis. He is currently listed as an athlete, but he will almost certainly play receiver at the next level. Tennessee has already received a crystal ball for him.
Not only is Taylor teammates with Jordan Davis, but he also knows current Vol running back Jeremy Banks from high school.
At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, he has great size already. Taylor is a lanky player with breakaway speed and great hands. He has good quickness and moves with ease. He has good possession, and he uses his body well. His route running is exceptional, and he can create separation easily. He is a physical player, which presents a problem for teams that choose to man up with him at the line of scrimmage. Taylor is the kind of guy that can be a match-up nightmare for opposing defenses. He also blocks very well, something that Pruitt loves and something that is a strength of the Vols’ current receivers.
Taylor is the kind of player that can make an immediate impact wherever he goes. He led Copiah-Lincoln in receiving this year with 31 catches for 547 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Taylor grew up a Tennessee fan over in Memphis. Add in the fact that he is teammates with Jordan Davis, and the Vols have to like their chances. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment progresses.