2010 prospect T.J. Taylor has kept a low profile on the national scene, but several schools have the 6-foot-3, 205-pound combo guard from Denison (Texas) High School on their wish list. And Taylor has a Big 12 school at the top of his list.
With offers on the table from Iowa State, Marquette, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU and Western Kentucky, Taylor is forming a strong bond with the Sooners.
"T.J. really likes Oklahoma," said Taylor's travel team coach Jason Ross of Full Court Athletes. "He lives on 15 minutes from the state of Oklahoma, and a lot of the guys on the team like Willie Warren have reached out to him. He and Willie text each other pretty much every day. And (Assistant) Coach Cline has really put a lot of time into recruiting him."
A physical guard, Taylor has all the offensive skills of a combo guard offensively while being more suited to defend the wing.
"He has great size, incredible court vision and deep three-point range," said Ross. "Those are the three things that set him apart. He is a true combo guard, but at the next level his size makes it more likely that he'll defend the two guard."
Coach Ross also noted that Taylor, who recently took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma, could be close to making a decision.
"I wouldn't be surprised if he verbals before the summer starts," said Ross.