#13 Chabastin Taylor
Redshirt Freshman | 6-4 | 229 lbs. | Giddings, Texas
- Position: Wide Receiver
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Second-String
- Status: On Scholarship
Chabastin Edward Taylor (b. Sept. 14, 1998) is a big, physical wide receiver who used the 2017 season to learn the offense and develop. He will be in the mix for playing time as a redshirt freshman after a spectacular breakout spring game in 2018.
Taylor caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Alex Delton to start the scoring and followed that up with a 45-yard touchdown from Hunter Hall, both as a starter for the White team.
In all, he tallied five catches for 118 yards to lead all receivers by a wide margin. (In fact, Taylor led the entire team in all-purpose yards for the game, no mean feat.)
The lone wide receiver signee in the class of 2017, he also had offers from Baylor, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech and North Texas, as well as interest from Houston and UTSA.
Taylor played under coach Chris Jones for Giddings High School, where he was a two-time all-district honoree, including his senior season, when he was named Offensive MVP of District 10-4A and member of the All-Midlands Region team by PrepStar.
He hauled in 42 passes for 815 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Buffaloes in his junior and senior years, while also rushing for 945 yards on 122 carries and another 14 scores.
Taylor also played quarterback, completing 29 of 57 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns during the final two years of his prep career.
He participated in track, earning district championships in the 4x200 relay as a junior and senior, as well as the 200-meter dash as a senior.
I predicted Taylor might play last season due to a lack of depth, although that proved not to be the case. So much the better for us. With the early departure of Byron Pringle, Taylor represents our only (other than maybe Dalton Schoen) receiver with above-average height.