Prattville, Ala.--A dynamic class of 2018 athlete who already has offers from Michigan, Cincinnati and Troy, Prattville standout Cam Taylor (6-0, 196) is preparing for his junior season with the goal of playing a full year for the Lions.
Missing much of his sophomore campaign with a torn meniscus, Taylor noted he’s looking forward to showing what he can do on the field.
“I’m very excited,” Taylor said. “My mom will tell you she’s tired of me talking about being ready for the season. I haven’t played a full varsity season yet. Everybody is just waiting to see how I come back from the injury. I think I’ll surprise them. I’m just ready to get it going and we will be very successful.”
Getting ready for the season has meant a whole lot of work for Taylor and his Prattville teammates. Between summer workouts and passing camps it has been wall-to-wall football, something he believes will help his team when they hit the field this fall.
“It has been pretty hectic,” he said. “Our practices have been very hard under our new strength and conditioning coach. He’s been putting us to work hard every day. The 7-on-7’s have been great to work on the things we’re not so good at. That’s what they are for. If we stay as a team and stick together I think we can do some big things this year.”
While he’s open and may even favor playing either wide receiver or in the secondary when he gets to college, Taylor said for his team the best spot is quarterback and that is what he’s focused on this summer.
“I have played it since the eighth grade because my team needed me there,” Taylor said. “They needed the ball in my hands. Now it’s my position at Prattville and I take the role very seriously. I need to come at it hard just like I would at any other position like wide receiver or defensive back. I feel like I have gotten better at that position.
“Whatever colleges want me at then I’ll do that for the team,” he added. “Most likely I would like to play wide receiver or defensive back in college.”
In addition to his offers, Taylor is getting interest from schools such as Alabama, Florida State, Florida, USC and Notre Dame. One school he’s wanting to hear more from is the Auburn Tigers.
Good friends with Kamryn Pettway and a player who has always followed the Tigers’ program, Taylor said he likes what he sees from the offense and would like to hear more.
“I was supposed to attend an Auburn camp, but had to do something with my family,” Taylor said. “I see they don’t just see guys as a quarterback, but they put you wherever they need you. If you can catch the ball and run smooth routes that’s where they are going to put you (receiver). I like that about Auburn.
“I also have a teammate up there and he’s been successful at Auburn,” Taylor added of Pettway. “He tells me a lot about the system. Jeremy Johnson came from Carver (Montgomery) and he was like a role model to me. I used to watch him on Friday nights.”
Taylor and the Prattville Lions open the season on Aug. 19 against Wetumpka.