Marquette lands 2013 defender prospect

Jake Taylor, from Whitefish Bay, Wis., confirmed Sunday that he has verbally committed to Marquette.

The Class of 2013 defender prospect plays club soccer for Bavarians, where he has been a six-time state US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program participant. He once made the Region II squad and was part of an under-14 National I.D. Camp.

In high school, Taylor played for Whitefish Bay (Wis.) and earned Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first-team all-area honors in 2011.

Taylor is the third Class of 2013 player to commit to Marquette, joining Louis Bennett and Alex McBride, both from Wisconsin.