Big Playmaker Commits To Tigers

West Limestone's Alex Taylor talks about his decision to choose the Auburn Tigers. The report includes video of the wide receiver in action as a junior.

Lester, Ala.--One of the state's top prospects took another unofficial visit to Auburn on Saturday for Junior Day and after watching the Tigers practice he decided to pull the trigger and commit to the Tigers. Three-star prospect Alex Taylor from West Limestone is projected as a wide receiver on the next level and with his 6-4, 205 frame could be a big help to a depleted Auburn receiving corps.

"I went ahead and committed," Taylor said. "I committed early because it is all about family. Auburn is a good program and it's where I want to be. I grew up an Auburn fan so it's where I want to be.

"It was good because I actually got to meet all the players and I watched them practice and saw what they did and what all help they needed," he added. "I saw that they needed receivers. They don't have any big tall guys. They have good short receivers. I figured that I'm their type and they need me. I'm going to try to help them out."

As a junior playing multiple positions for his high school team, Taylor rushed for over 1,000 yards and averaged a crazy 11.4 yards per carry. That's something he hopes to bring to the table for Auburn as well as he said his versatility is his strength as a player.

"I could play on both sides of the ball, but mainly receiver," Taylor said. "I would like to play a little wildcat, too. That's what I'm good at."

Alex Taylor

Choosing Auburn over Alabama, Tennessee, and several more schools, Taylor said that he knew two weeks ago that the Tigers were likely his destination and Saturday sealed the deal for him.

"I feel great about it," Taylor said. "It's where I need to be. It's the best place to be. It's all about the family.

"I'll probably take some more visits but I know I'm going there," he added. "I'm 100 percent. I'm going there."

With his decision out of the way Taylor said he'll now turn his attention to helping strengthen a recruiting class that has gained steam in the last few days with linebacker Cassanova McKinzy committing on Thursday.

"I'm going to start trying to recruit some players," he said. "I have to go home and look them up. Just guys from Alabama, Birmingham. Me and coach talked about it some."

Also a standout in track, Taylor has a personal-best time of 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has a 10.4 in the 100 meters.

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