Entering 2017 season
A three-year letterwinner at Rancho Cucamonga High School ... Compiled 114 tackles and 27 passes defended in 31 games during his prep career, according to MaxPreps ... Made 50 tackles, including 23 solo stops, while adding an interception as a junior ... Ranked second on the team with 16 passes defended as a sophomore ... Earned second-team all-Baseline League honors ... A consensus three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, 247sports and Scout ... Received a grade of 84 by 247sports and a 70 by ESPN ... Was listed as the 18th-best cornerback in the state of California according to Scout ... Also competed in track and field as a prep.
Tayari Venable was born Jan. 2, 1999, in Moreno Valley, Calif. ... Son of Garry Venable and Sheryl Hicks ... Originally committed to Washington State and considered Air Force, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Nevada and Eastern Washington during the recruiting process ... Is majoring in psychology.