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HOOSIER STATE RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Butler gets commitment from Perry Meridian’s Jayden Taylor

By: , September 24, 2019, 2:00 pm

Jayden Taylor is a bulldog on the basketball court. 

Now, he’s a Bulldog for real.

Taylor, Perry Meridian’s junior backcourt gem, committed to Butler last week. The Bulldogs are putting an added emphasis on recruiting their own backyard harder, according to reporters covering the team.

The gritty 6-foot-3 off-guard is tabbed a three-star prospect by most recruiting services. Last winter as a sophomore, the sly-handed slasher ripped the nets for 15 points per game to go along with five rebounds and three assists a night.

From the hoopster ready to erupt like a volcano on the recruiting trail department remember the name Kyle Ross. 

The 6-7 Andrean junior forward is ultra-active and quick around the rim, a natural finisher with a gold-standard motor and improving shooting touch from outside. He averaged 14 points and 8 boards a night in 2019. His baby hook is tough to defend in the post. UW-Green Bay is currently his only offer right now, but I expect that to change soon.

Football recruiting notes:

Center Grove junior defensive end Austin Booker just pocketed his first offer as Cincinnati came in with a bid last week, while Indianapolis Cathedral senior offensive lineman Tex Elliott scooped an offer from Ball State. 

Booker (6-6, 240 pounds) plays football and basketball and is just beginning to really blossom in both. He’s bagged 25 tackles in his first four games on the gridiron this fall. Indiana and Purdue have started to show interest, per 247Sports.

Elliott (6-5, 285 pounds) is a technician in the trenches, a grinder who exhibits a “blood, sweat and tears” mindset on every snap. Central Michigan, Army, Air Force, Navy have also offered.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN