Beau Taylor was the first offensive lineman to commit to the UCLA Bruins 2019 recruiting class when he did so this past summer. He is also the first offensive lineman to submit his National Letter of Intent today.
Beau’s commitment came in a clever Twitter post that summed up where he’s from and where he’s heading.
The 6’4” 285 pound OL comes from the heralded Nevada high school powerhouse, Bishop Gorman Gaels. Taylor helped lead the Gaels to their 10th straight Nevada state title on December 1st.
Taylor had received numerous offers from schools that include Boise State, BYU, and a number of Ivy League schools. Despite the difficult season that UCLA just endured, Taylor’s commitment to UCLA has remained solid, but that hasn’t stopped Coach Frye from continuing to show Taylor the love as he visited Taylor just a few days after the Gaels’ state title.
Taylor is currently ranked by Rivals as the No. 64 ranked OL nationally. ESPN has him ranked as the 36th best guard in the 2019 class.
When you watch the film on Taylor, it’s clear that at the high school level, when a 6’4” 285 pound guard puts their hands on you it’s going to be tough to get away from them. Taylor constantly stymied defensive tackles at the point of attack and in a pretty dominate manner at that, while also showing the athletic ability to block in space.
Here are some highlights of Taylor that show his skill set, thanks to Hudl.
Welcome to Westwood, Beau!