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What Makes the WVU Football Staff Love 2027 QB Trae Taylor so Much?



WVU Football QB recruit Trae Taylor and Tyler Allen

One way to land a top quarterback prospect is to build a strong relationship with him as early on as possible. WVU is now attempting to do that with several 2026 and 2027 recruits, one of which is Trae Taylor.

West Virginia actually awarded Taylor with an offer while he was in town for a football camp on Monday. And after Taylor went public with his offer, WV Sports Now talked with the class of 2027 Carmel Catholic product about his game and his recruitment to this point.

Taylor (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) started off the conversation with what the WVU coaching staff, in particular quarterbacks coach Tyler Allen, told him when they were with him in person. “They thought I was very accurate passer and loved what they saw,” said Taylor.

On what he currently knows about the West Virginia Mountaineers, Taylor mentioned WVU’s 2023 success and liking the offense’s style of play. “I know they are in the Big 12 and know they had a really solid year last year. And know they are not afraid to put the ball in the air.”

Taylor, a native of Lake in the Hills, Ill., will have plenty of time to. learn more about the history of WVU football while staying in contact with the staff for years to come.

He also offered his own assessment of his game so far by saying “I’m a huge competitor as a QB very accurate and sudden. But where I’m different is the mental part of the game” while keeping in mind he still has several seasons left in his high school career.

And as he enters his sophomore year in the fall, Taylor has big goals in mind before he needs to seriously think about college. “Biggest goal is to win state. All the individual stuff will happen if we see winning,” explained the young quarterback.

To fully paint the picture of how Taylor is already being viewed around the college landscape, blue blood programs Ohio State and Oklahoma sent him offers of their own around the same time as WVU. Taylor’s current list includes Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami (FL), Michigan, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Purdue and several others.

Click here for the rest of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU football recruiting.

For a related story, Kahden Davis, another 2027 quarterback prospect, opened up to WVSN about his talks with the WVU coaches.

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