The University of Colorado volleyball team signed a pair of top-100 ranked student-athletes and Under Armour All-Americans, Jahara Campbell and Taylor Simpson, to National Letters of Intent, head coach Jesse Mahoney announced Wednesday.
“We are extremely excited to welcome our 2021 recruiting class to Boulder and look forward to what Jahara and Taylor will bring to this program,” said Mahoney. “Both are elite athletically, with a great work ethic and a desire to compete at the highest level. We are thrilled to have them join the Colorado family.”
Campbell, the 27th-ranked player in the nation, is a 6-1 outside hitter from Hamilton High in Chandler, Arizona. Campbell was recently named an AVCA All-Regional honor and is a top-10 outside hitter for the class of 2021.
As an underclassmen, Campbell dominated with 586 kills and 232 blocks before transferring to Hamilton where she had to sit out the first half of her junior season. She finished her junior campaign with 138 kills, 85 digs and 21 blocks.
Simpson is a 6-0 setter from Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth, Calif. Simpson was also named an AVCA All-Regional Performer and is ranked 73rd overall by Prepvolleyball.com. Arguably a top-three setter in the 2021 class, Simpson was one of 11 setters in the top-50 juniors ranking.
She has an outstanding record of 107-22 her freshman through junior campaigns with a total of 3,127 assists, 535 digs, 342 kills and 194 aces in 347 total sets (9.04 assists/set, 1.54 digs/set, 0.56 aces/set and 0.98 kills/set). She led her team to the CIF Division 2 State Championship in 2017.