NCHSAA 4A State Champ J.R. Taylor Announces Verbal Commitment to Wolfpack

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Raleigh, North Carolina’s J.R. Taylor (John Reese Taylor) has announced his intention to swim for the in-state North Carolina State University Wolfpack beginning in the 2023-24 school year.

“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at North Carolina State University! I would like to thank my family, coaches, and especially my teammates💜! Go Pack 🐺♦️”

Taylor is a junior at Broughton High School. He swims year-round for YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team and specializes in breaststroke and IM. He won the 100 breast (56.38) and placed third in the 200 IM (1:52.44) at the 2021 North Carolina High School 4A State Championships. He achieved all his best times at the end of March at the YMCA Virtual Swim Festival, coming in 17th in the 100 breast (55.08) and 200 breast (2:00.17) and 12th in the 400 IM (3:58.22).

This summer, Taylor improved his PBs in the LCM 100 breast (1:03.85) and 200 breast (2:21.21) at the TAC Spring Invitational, and in the 200 IM (2:11.12) at Speedo Summer Championships-East.

We named Taylor to the “Best of the Rest” section of our Way Too Early list of top recruits from the high school class of 2023.

Best SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 55.08
  • 200 breast – 2:00.17
  • 200 IM – 1:51.75
  • 400 IM – 3:58.22

Taylor will suit up for the Wolfpack with fellow class of 2027 verbal commits Mitchell Ledford, Will Heck, Hudson Williams, Henry Lee, and Sam Flack.

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2 years ago

Congrats to Mr. Taylor!
NCST putting together some amazing classes – and large classes. Anyone know – how big of a roster do they carry?

NC Fan
Reply to  swimgeek
2 years ago

Website lists 31 male swimmers. Not sure how that compares with other teams but sounds similar.

Reply to  NC Fan
2 years ago

That’s where most in the ACC are, though ACC rosters tend to be a bit smaller. Virginia has 32. UNC has 31. Louisville is bigger at 40.

Florida is bigger at 43. Texas at 46.

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