Weis Announces The Addition of TE Kent Taylor

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis announced Thursday that tight end Kent Taylor has signed a grant in aid to join the KU football program immediately. One of the top tight ends in the nation coming out of Land O’Lakes High School in 2012, Taylor spent his first two collegiate seasons playing at the University of Florida.

Taylor saw action in six games during his freshman season at Florida. He made his first career catch at Vanderbilt in 2012 and scored a touchdown on a five yard reception in Florida’s 2012 Sugar Bowl win over Louisville. Taylor redshirted during the 2013 season.

A consensus four-star recruit, Taylor was rated as the No. 1 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com and Scout.com in 2012. He was rated the No. 10 player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com and the No. 54 prospect on the Rivals100 national list as well as No. 73 overall in the nation by Scout.com.

As a senior, Taylor helped lead his Land O’ Lakes High School squad to a 7-3 record, while recording 30 catches for 480 yards with five touchdowns despite missing the first month of the season with a broken left hand. Taylor, who was coached by Brian Wachtel at Land O’Lakes, was named an Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated and was selected to compete in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

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