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Kansas Football Recruiting Profile: Shakial Taylor signs with Jayhawks

Big CB has already played one game in Memorial Stadium - as a visitor.

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Shakial Taylor comes to KU from Mesa CC in Arizona, but out of high school, he signed with South Dakota State. He played in the KU-SDSU game in 2015 as a true freshman - a South Dakota State victory - meaning KU coaches didn’t have to look around very much for some game film for him. Kansas is losing its top two starting corners, so Taylor will have a shot to get some immediate playing time in KU’s secondary.

Taylor signed back in December, is already on campus, and is expected to participate in spring ball.



Position: CB

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 188

Hometown: Mesa, AZ

High School: Mesa


Rating: #17 overall JUCO CB per 247Sports

Rivals: 3-star

247Sports Composite: 3-star

Signed: 12/14/2016

Other offers: New Mexico, UNLV, Middle Tennessee

Other interest: Arizona State, Memphis