The 2017 football season opens Saturday for Pitt as they host the Youngstown State Penguins at Heinz Field.
Home games means teams hosting recruits and PSN talked with a recruit that will be attending the game.
2018 wide receiver Kory Taylor (6-foot-5, 205 pounds) from Hilliard, Ohio will be making a visit to Pittsburgh for the Panthers opener.
Taylor is a 3-star recruit with offers from West Virginia, Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville, Iowa State, Minnesota, Rutgers and Syracuse.
At this point, Taylor doesn’t have a Pitt offer but is hoping that changes this weekend. Pitt, Michigan State and other major programs could be close to offering but want to make sure he’s fully healthy.
In the first game last season on the second play of the game, Taylor suffered foot injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Taylor is 100% healthy and as his senior season professes no doubt will be getting more major college interest.
Tonight, PSN talked to Taylor about this weekend and his thoughts on the Pitt program.
“I’ve mostly been talking with Coach Peterson and DMing him a lot. I also had a chance to visit Pitt during spring break of my junior year. While I was visiting some Ivy League schools on the East coast I stopped at Pitt,” said Taylor.
“I love Pitt and their one of my top schools even though I don’t have an offer yet. I’m looking forward to getting there and seeing where I stand with them and what they think of me. It seems like me so we’ll see. They could just be making sure they’re offering the right guys.”
“But I’m definitely excited to get back there.”
Taylor believes he’ll be a good red zone target in college as well as being a playmaker that’s able to go up and get the ball over smaller defensive players.
Does Taylor have an idea if Pitt is close to offering him?
“I think the major thing is they want to see me comeback healthy. I’ve heard that from countless schools as they’ve told me we need to see you healthy first. I think my first game this year showed that I am (3 catches, 75 yards, 2 TDs).”
‼️Game 1‼️ https://t.co/J1cUGE79qg
— Kory Taylor (@Kory_Taylor1551) August 30, 2017
The Michigan State coaches are scheduled to attend Taylor’s fourth game this season vs. Darby.
That’s down the road, right now, Taylor is focused on this weekend and getting to see and learn more about the Pitt football program.
“From what I was able to experience, they just seem like a real together program. They do everything the right way and I really like that about them.”