Montgomery, Ala.--A talented athlete who has dealt with injury problems each of the last two seasons, 2018 football prospect Cam Taylor, is hoping a fresh start leads to new opportunities with a transfer to Park Crossing from Prattville this spring.
A quarterback and wide receiver for the Lions, the 6-0, 198 Taylor will still touch the ball on offense this coming season for the Thunderbirds, but may have a bigger future on defense at the safety position.
Recently he was on the Auburn campus to check out the Tigers and left feeling good about the interest he got from defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and defensive backs coach Greg Brown.
“It was really great,” Taylor said. “I liked it a lot. It was my first time having a real visit and going around to all of the facilities. I really like Coach Brown a lot. He keeps everything 100. I like the way he coaches and he’s already teaching us techniques and things like that.
“It really an eye-opener,” he added. “I like the coaches a lot. I like it a lot. I can play there. I see that.”
Saying that he and his parents spent time with Steele discussing the recruiting process and how to handle everything, Taylor said one of the things that stuck out to him was when he got to learn more about Brown.
Finding out his history of coaching, including guys like Haha Clinton-Dix and Landon Collins while at Alabama, Brown’s experience definitely spoke volumes he said.
“When they were playing at Alabama I was in contact when them because I was in contact with Nick Perry as well,” Taylor said. “I respect those guys a lot because of the way they play and he coached them, I want to be just like them.”
Saying that he may also visit schools such as Missouri, Pittsburgh, Florida and Clemson this spring, Taylor said at the moment he’s still waiting on an offer from Auburn. That’s something other schools are saying as well with Taylor coming off his injuries and he’s ready to show what he’s capable of.
“They want to see how I come back, which everyone does really,” Taylor said. “With me coming back, I would say right now I’m 85-90 percent. I’ll be 100 percent soon and we’ll get everything started.”