After six hectic months in which his college football future went from uncertain to bonafide with 27 Division I scholarship offers, Kole Taylor put an end to his recruitment Friday night.
The Central High School tight end committed to LSU over Colorado and Penn State, ending the recruiting process so he can focus on his senior season for the Warriors.
Taylor is rated as a four-star athlete by Rivals, which also ranks him as the ninth-best tight end in the 2020 class and the No. 3 prospect in the state of Colorado. His commitment bumped LSU over Alabama for the No. 1 spot in Rivals' team recruiting class rankings.
The rising senior detailed his recruitment to The Daily Sentinel in a story published July 7, giving reasons for why he was down to three schools. When it came to LSU, much of Taylor's interest was generated by new Tiger assistant Joe Brady, a 28-year-old offensive mind who spent the previous two years with the New Orleans Saints.
Brady's hiring as passing game coordinator signaled a move by LSU to move to a modern style of football that will rely more on hybrid players such as Taylor, who is 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, a lighter frame than LSU's tight ends of the recent past.
Shortly after Brady was hired in January, LSU began recruiting Taylor, showing a commitment to its new approach to the passing game.