Since Purdue does not retire numbers for football it has to be tough to step into the shirt of a legend. That is where today’s player comes in as a freshman. He has to wear perhaps the most famous number in Purdue football history.
Kory Taylor - Fr.
Hilliard, OH (Bradley HS)
6’5”, 200 pounds
2018 Projection: Possible redshirt
Taylor looks to be very promising as an outside receiver. At 6’5” he is an outside matchup the likes of which we have not had since Kyle Ingraham. He is a three-star prospect from Ohio that we got over Boston College, Iowa State, Louisville, Minnesota, Rutgers, West Vieginia, Syracuse, and Kentucky.
Last season his team had an undefeated regular season, but lost in the second round of the state playoffs to Pickerington Central 42-31. He played all over the field though at wide receiver, tight end, safety, and even punter.
As an outside receiver he brings speed to the position too. He ran the 100, 200, 400, and 4x100 for his school’s track team. He had a personal record time of 10.95 seconds in the 100 and he was part of a team that was a state finalist in the 4x200 relay.
His speed and size might get him to the field early, but he is battling a crowded group of receivers for playing time.