High School: Burlington Central (IL)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to Princeton
Notes: transferred from Montini Catholic HS (Lombard, IL) before junior year
Recruiting Summary for Taylor Charles
offers in 2018:
- June: Michigan
- August: Illinois
offers in 2019:
- June: Iowa
- July: Virginia Tech
- October: Purdue
offers in 2020:
- January: DePaul
- June: Penn
- July: Princeton
- September: Colorado
- November: Davidson
*April 2020 article linked below says she also has an offer from Illinois State and several Ivy League schools; March 2021 article linked below notes interest from Yale
June 22, 2021: committed to Princeton
With Taylor Charles a perfect fit, Burlington Central primed to be top seed in Fox Valley Conference Tournament (Aurora Beacon-News, 3/2/2021)
“I hope to make a decision before the start of senior year,” said Charles, who wants to make some visits when pandemic-related recruiting restrictions are lifted. . . .
“She’s so smart rebounding, getting in the best position,” [Burlington Central coach Collin] Kalamatas. “And one of my favorite things is watching her block shots. Her timing is outstanding, and I don’t think she’s bit on a shot fake all season.”
Burlington Central adds Montini transfer (Daily Herald, 4/23/2020)
Charles, whose father Kevin was a Division I track athlete and basketball player at Indiana State and mother Cheyne played volleyball in community college, currently plays for Midwest Elite in the AAU season. Her teammates include Kelby Bannerman from Hampshire.
Suburban Life Female Most Valuable Athlete: Taylor Charles, Montini, basketball, sophomore (mySuburbanLife.com, 2/13/2020)
Welge: Who and when was your first offer?
Charles: Michigan, in April my eighth-grade year. I had attended one of their camps and after I got home they reached out to my AAU coach and I got an offer that evening. It was surreal. They’re an amazing program, and I was in eighth grade, hadn’t even played a game in high school or even knew where I was going for high school.