RECRUITING 2002: Committed Prospect to Visit

"I committed to Auburn but I'm going to visit Alabama this weekend and Middle Tennessee State next weekend," said wide receiver/safety Courtney Taylor. "I'm happy with my decision but I need to be sure. I am thrilled to be visiting Alabama, too." Taylor, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from Carrollton, Alabama, won the high jump event at the state track meet as a junior.

"Courtney won the high jump at the state track meet last year," said Carrollton High School Head Coach Eddie Hankins. "He jumped 6-5 or 6-6."

Taylor has been a known quantity from an athletic standpoint to college coaches. However, he recently received a qualifying test score on the ACT that raised his stock even higher.

"Grade-wise he's already passed his graduation exam and he's got his 68 points on the ACT," said coach Hankins. "So, he's good to go there...he's a winner. That's the best way I can describe him. He's simply a winner."

On the field, Taylor accounted for 1,200 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns. He returned four punts for touchdowns on special teams and made 75 tackles and six interceptions on defense. Taylor led his team to a 10-2 record.

Taylor is also a standout on the hardwood. This season, he has led his team to a 14-1 record while averaging 25 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists per game. Taylor is known for his outstanding leaping ability in all three of the sports he competes in on the prep level.

Crimson Ticket Extra: Reliable sources indicate the Tide staff is very high on Courtney Taylor and there are several scenarios where Taylor could wear crimson.

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