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Jan.
7th

Morning links: After Kendyl Taylor’s decision to transfer, 12 players remain from 2012 signing class

Washington wide receiver Kendyl Taylor runs with the ball after a reception in the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Seattle. UCLA won the game 44-30. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Washington wide receiver Kendyl Taylor runs with the ball after a reception in the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Seattle. UCLA won the game 44-30. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

News broke late last night that Huskies receiver Kendyl Taylor will transfer from Washington. Taylor later confirmed his departure on Twitter, and then added a brief note explaining his decision.

With Taylor’s departure, there are now just 12 players remaining from UW’s 25-man 2012 signing class. That class included two junior-college players — Travis Coons and Josh Banks — who had only two years to play, meaning 11 of the 25 signees left UW before their eligibility expired (one of them, Kalei Auelua, never arrived). Read more »

Jan.
6th

Huskies WR Kendyl Taylor transferring from Washington

According to reports by Sports Radio KJR and The Seattle Times — and then confirmed on his own Twitter account (above) — Huskies receiver Kendyl Taylor will leave Washington and transfer to another school.

Taylor appeared in each of Washington’s 14 games in 2014, catching 18 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

In a conversation after one of UW’s bowl practices, Taylor lamented a season that didn’t go the way he hoped it would. He said he was limited by a broken finger in the Huskies’ first few games.

“I expected a lot more,” he said in mid-December. “But sometimes your situation just doesn’t work out the way you want it to. I had an injury and kept playing through that and everything. I’m just trying to prove myself whenever I get the ball, and make a play.” Read more »

Aug.
25th

Position analysis: Can the wide receivers overcome injuries and inexperience?

WIDE RECEIVERS

Starters:

  • Kasen Williams, 6-2, 216, Sophomore
  • Jaydon Mickens, 5-10, 170, freshman
  • DiAndre Campbell, 6-1, 198, sophomore OR Kendyl Taylor, 5-10, 200, freshman

Second-team:

  • Cody Bruns, 5-11, 183, senior
  • Kevin Smith, 5-11, 213, junior

The rest:

  • Jamaal Jones, 6-1, 188, redshirt freshman
  • Marvin Hall, 5-10, 188, freshman
  • William Chandler, 6-0, 186, junior
  • Antavius Sims, 6-0, 199, junior

Injured:

  • James Johnson 6-1, 197, senior (injured)

Strengths: There is certainly some versatility to this unit of wide receivers. It’s a good mixture of size, speed and athleticism. Each receiver brings something different to the

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