Randy Taylor made an impact in college recruiting for 30 years, as a recruiter and recruiting coordinator at UCLA, Illinois, Minnesota and Nevada-Las Vegas. As the chief organizer of UCLA's recruiting in 1999, he helped to sign the No. 1 class in the nation.
Now Taylor is the recruiting coordinator for Chicago-based National Collegiate Scouting Association. Since he walked away from college football, he has formed some riveting opinions about the recruiting process that should be of interest to the media, high school and college coaches, athletes and their parents and anyone interested in the game.
"The more I see how the early commitment is being used and abused," he said, "I would definitely want to establish an early signing day for football. It should be either at the end of June so prospects can go to camps and commit afterward and follow the spring evaluation period so college coaches can check out academics."