Roc Taylor has been committed to Tennessee since April 10th, and he remains firmly in the class. He continues to make progress as a receiver, and he is impressive down the field. He helped Oxford to a region championship on Friday night, and he updates his recruitment in the video above. Below is his SIAA Evaluation:
Prospect: Roc Taylor
Status: SI All-American candidate
Vitals: 6-foot-4, 210 pounds
Position: Wide Receiver
School: Oxford (Ala.)
Committed to: Tennessee
Projected Position: Tight End/Half Back
Frame: “First-off-the-bus” type. Physically imposing, with broad shoulders, long, chiseled arms and thick, defined lower half. Room for ample additional mass.
Athleticism: Excellent overall body control. Strong. Adequate long speed at best, but better burst. Notably fluid getting in and out of cuts, especially given size. Outstanding leaper; contorts body in midair with ease. Natural hands. Exceptional balance through contact.
Instincts: “My ball” attitude as receiver. Tracks throws well downfield, routinely high-pointing jump ball. Dangerous ball-carrier, capable of juking defenders and running through arm tackles. Relishes physicality.
Polish: High level route-runner and pass-catcher right now. Varies release at LOS. Little experience blocking but flashes effectiveness. Must add weight, strength before sliding inside to tight end.
Bottom Line: Taylor could make an impact in the red zone for Tennessee right now, terrorizing overmatched defensive backs on jump balls. But a big natural frame and lacking speed means his highest ceiling comes at tight end/H-back, where he’ll prove a matchup nightmare for linebackers and defensive backs alike several years down the line.