After giving a commitment to UCLA back in August of 2003, Taylor King, the 6-foot-7, 215-pound small forward from Mater Dei High School in Santa Anna, Calif., has decided to re-open his recruitment. King, the No. 27 ranked player in the class of 2007, has already taken one unofficial visit, and is in the process of planning several others.
As it stands right now, King is showing a serious amount of interest in Kansas, North Carolina, Villanova, Gonzaga, Washington, Syracuse and Arizona. Now that the four-star small forward has already visited North Carolina, King intends to visit Kansas, Washington, Gonzaga and Villanova in the near future.
"After giving a commitment to UCLA early on in my recruitment, I decided that it would be best to open my recruitment back up and explore other opportunities," said King. "I feel that I made a rush decision and didn't take enough time to explore all of my options. Now that I have decided to re-open my recruitment, I plan to take my time with the process. Nothing has been scheduled yet, but I do plan to unofficially visit Kansas, Washington, Gonzaga and Villanova.
"I plan to stay in communication with the coaches during the month of August," he added. "I really do want to get out and see some of the schools on my list, so I plan to put some dates together and see if those work. Until then, I plan to spend a lot of time in the gym working out and getting ready for another year of high school."
While King made it perfectly clear that he intends to keep all of his options open, it sounded like the California was determined to select one of the aforementioned programs. King also stated that UCLA is no longer an option, and was not for sure if any additional programs would be added to his list.