Three-star wide receiver and Oregon State commit Kolby Taylor suffered his second fractured tibia last week during a practice for Chandler High School. The last time he fractured it was in the state semifinals in Arizona last season. This injury is going to keep him out for the entire year and it may require surgery. This is disappointing news for a Chandler team who was expecting big things from Taylor this coming season.
For a lot of teams this would scare them away from a player, however Oregon State still has big future plans for Taylor. He plans to graduate in December, finishing high school early in order to join the Beavers. If all goes well with the recovery, he should be ready for action in spring practices next year.
Taylor pulled in 69 receptions for 879 yards and 10 touchdowns his junior season. He was recruited by 9 other schools including big names such as Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and PAC-12 foe Arizona State, but opted to come to Corvallis. He looks to have a promising future if he can stay healthy.
Kolby Taylor’s high school career is over and the next pass he catches will be for Oregon State. While the news is unfortunate it may be a blessing in disguise for the Beavers. Taylor will be able to get on campus and get a jump on the offense by graduating early and enrolling at Oregon State as soon as possible.