Taylor to Providence in ‘17

New England Recruiting Report | Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Taylor to Providence in ‘17

Providence College hosted a variety of top young prospects from New England and beyond at their annual Elite Camp on Saturday and ended up scoring an early verbal commitment before the day was done.

Javon Taylor pledged to head coach Ed Cooley on Saturday following a big performance at the camp.  The Friars had first offered Taylor several weeks earlier in the midst of the July evaluation period. 

The rising sophomore is the younger brother of Maurice Jr, who earned a scholarship to North Carolina A&T in the 2013 class, and incoming Purdue freshman Jacquil Taylor.  While he has the same natural talent as his brothers he differentiates himself by the fact that, at this point in his development, he plays in the backcourt. 

Taylor saw consistent rotation minutes last year at Beaver Country Day and was one of the highlighted young prospects in the Mass Rivals program, but is still only just scratching the surface of his potential.

However, when you combine his already smooth game with the fact that he very likely still has a growth spurt left in him, it isn't hard to see why the Friars were ready to take the early commitment.

Taylor becomes the first prospect to commit in a New England 2017 class that is shaping up to be on par with the 2012 class, as one of the best to come out of the region in recent history.