"I committed to Alabama because of everything going on with the football program," said Jamar Taylor from Lakeland, (Fla.). "Everyone is working really hard here. I think the program in going in the right direction."
Taylor was an early enrollee and already on the Alabama campus.
"Right now, I am really focusing on what I need to do to become the best running back I can be. I have lost some weight. I am currently 5-10, 195-pound," he said.
"A lot of people don't realize I got a high ankle sprain during the season. I missed a few games, and I didn't play much in some others. I am fully recovering from that."
Taylor rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. He was named Class 5A Third Team All-State and made the Lakeland Ledger First Team All-County team.
What's new at the football complex?
"Right now we are just working out and getting ready for the spring. I won't know if I will get red-shirted or if I will play until after the spring. None of that talk has come up yet," Taylor said.