Wide receiver Kendyl Taylor is leaving Washington to transfer to another program, a source told The Seattle Times. He is the second known player to transfer out of UW this offseason, following quarterback Troy Williams‘ departure Monday.
As a sophomore this past season, Taylor had 18 catches for 146 and two touchdowns in a reserve role. He had one catch for 11 yards in UW’s loss to Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl on Friday.
Taylor, a Chandler, Ariz., native, did not return a message seeking comment Monday.
As a true freshman in 2012, Taylor played running back and receiver for the Huskies. But, in an unusual move, UW’s former coaching staff asked Taylor to redshirt during his second year in campus in 2013, which he later called “definitely a humbling experience.”
The emergence of true freshmen receiver Dante Pettis and Brayden Lenius, both of whom started the Cactus Bowl, had pushed Taylor down the depth chart. The Huskies also have two wide receiver recruits committed for the Class of 2015: Chico McClatcher of Federal Way High School and Andre Baccellia of Westlake High (Westlake Village, Calif.).
Taylor announced his departure on Twitter late Tuesday and thanked Husky fans. A source said he is considering a transfer to Northern Arizona University.