2017 RB Describes AU Visit As "Phenomenal"

The nephew of former Auburn standout safety Junior Rosegreen, 2017 back Kurt Taylor talks about checking out the Tigers on Saturday and what an offer would mean to him.

Covington, Ga.--One of the top 2017 running back prospects in Georgia, physical Kurt Taylor took a trip to see the Auburn Tigers on Saturday and it was one he especially enjoyed after hearing so much about the campus and program from his uncle Junior Rosegreen.

At 5-9, 185, Taylor is one of the strongest players at his position in the country with a bench press over 350 pounds. He also has the speed to be a weapon in any offensive system. On Saturday he got a chance to see the Tigers in action on the practice field and he said it made for a very fun day.

“It was great,” Taylor said. “The practice was phenomenal just watching the players. Just talking with the coaches was great. The campus is phenomenal. I just love everything about Auburn.”

That love started well before Taylor’s visit because of his connection to Rosegreen. A player that still holds his time at Auburn very near and dear to him, the former All-SEC safety has plenty to tell his nephew when asked about what life is like on the Plains.

“It’s just all about that War Eagle and all about hard work,” Taylor said of what he hears about the Tigers. “All that hard work he put in there just paid off for him.”

Spending time with Gus Malzahn and Tim Horton while on his visit, Taylor is still waiting for an offer from the Tigers, but he said they gave him some very positive feedback and he’s excited to hear even more from Auburn moving forward.

“They like my film and my style of running,” Taylor said. “They like the type of person I am. They’re going to come see me this spring and watch how I play.

“An offer from Auburn would mean a lot to me,” he added. “It would mean a lot because my uncle used to play there. Just to play there would be phenomenal. The fan base is phenomenal. I would just love to play there. It’s great.”

Already with offers from Rutgers and Vanderbilt and with Tennessee close to pulling the trigger, Taylor is off to a good start already. With his quickness, strength and demeanor, many more are sure to follow between now and when he signs in just under two years.


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