2021 recruit RayQuan Taylor down to three

2021 Carver (AL) forward RayQuan Taylor is down to Alabama State, Georgia State and Austin Peay, he told ScoopmanTV.

Taylor, who recently picked up an offer from Austin Peay, will announce his decision on Monday.

“I’m looking for a school that has my major, graduates their players and has a family atmosphere,” he said. “On the basketball side, I’m looking for good skill development, playing a good schedule and I can take care of the rest.”

Jacksonville, New Mexico, Western Kentucky and more were reaching out to him prior to him narrowing down his list and setting a decision date.

Last summer, he decommitted from North Alabama and due to COVID, he wasn’t able to show his improvement to coaches, which really slowed down his recruitment.

“Coaches really didn’t get the chance to evaluate me,” he said. “Watching film and in-person is really different.”

The 6-foot-9 Taylor will be intriguing prospect for whatever coach gets the nod. He has only played basketball for a short period of time, and hasn’t even scratched the surface of what he could possibly be.

“Coaches like my length, motor and athleticism,” he said. “I’ve only been playing basketball two years so they think I have lots of upside.”

Taylor has improved the most in the mental aspect of the game during his two years of playing basketball. He’s still learning the game and once he’s able to put it all together, coaches anticipate that he will be a very good player.

“My improvement has been from the mental aspect of the game,” he said. “I’m not thinking anymore. I’m playing and reacting instinctively now. The rest comes easy because I work harder than my opponents.”

A for what’s next after his decision, Taylor said, to keep working.

“I know I have to add strength and weight to get through the grind in college,” he said. “But, I’m going to continue to add things to my game. I’m going to face up more this year and I’ve worked on my outside shot.”

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