Bryce Taylor, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from Harvard-Westlake High School in Encino, California spent the weekend (June 13-15) in Bloomington, Indiana, unofficially visiting Indiana University. There was a time when Taylor thought he might make an early decision about his future and end his recruitment, but he has decided to consider all of his options.
“I just got back last night (Sunday) from an unofficial visit to Indiana,” Taylor said. “I really liked the town and felt very comfortable with the atmosphere. I had the chance to spend time with Coach (Mike) Davis and I really like him a lot.
“We talked about Bracey Wright and his future at Indiana,” he added. “He had a great year last year and could possibly leave early if he does that again this year. If Bracey does happen to leave early, that could open up immediate playing time for me. Indiana has got a great recruiting class coming in, so they are definitely one of my top schools right now.”
There was a time when Taylor had planned on making an early commitment, but it looks like he is going to take his time with the recruiting process. Aside from Indiana, two other schools are making a big push for the California sharpshooter.
“Indiana, Oregon and Southern California are my leaders right now,” he said. “I took an official visit to Oregon on May 30th and really had a great time. I had a good feeling when I visited Oregon and the comfort level with Coach Kent is great. I also like the idea of playing with point guard Aaron Brooks.
“I plan to unofficially visit Southern California at the end of this week,” he added. “I leave for the NBA Players Association Camp tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and hope to take the visit when I return.”
Taylor has a busy summer coming up and he does not have a lot of time to worry about his recruitment. He will do what he can right now, but rushing a decision is something he will not do.
“I thought about deciding early and making a decision about my future, but I have decided to consider all my options,” he said. “After my trip to the Players Association Camp I will leave for the USA Developmental Festival in Colorado Springs, ABCD Camp in New Jersey and the Adidas Big Time in Las Vegas.
“I might take one or two more official visits, but I don’t think it will be more than that,” he added.