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.
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
High School: Mesa
JUCO: Mesa CC
Rating: #17 overall JUCO CB per 247Sports
247Sports Composite: 3-star
Other offers: New Mexico, UNLV, Middle Tennessee
Other interest: Arizona State, Memphis