Montgomery, Ala.--Playing quarterback for Park Crossing High this spring after transferring in from Prattville, talented athlete Cam Taylor was on the Auburn campus Friday to watch several teammates camp with the Tigers. On Saturday it was his turn and Taylor made the most of his opportunity.
Working at safety with Coach Greg Brown, Taylor said the day went well for him after he knocked off some of the rust after not playing defensive back all spring.That didn’t keep him from being prepared for Saturday, however.
“I finally got the time to show the coaches I can play DB,” Taylor said. “That was their first time seeing me play it and I think I impressed them. Coach Greg Brown liked everything and I talked with Coach (Gus) Malzahn and he liked everything. It was a great experience.
“I wouldn’t say it was tough,” he added of making the move back to defense for the camp. “It was a little challenging. I try to get some work in after practice just to work on my craft because I really want to play it in college. Any free time I have I try to work at DB.”
With around 20 offers already including Michigan, Missouri, Cincinnati, UConn, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky, Taylor said there was one big reason for his camp visit on Saturday and that was to impress Auburn.
“I want the offer,” Taylor said. “I’ll say it right there. I always liked Auburn. I know some teammates here and things like that. They tell me a lot about it. I do want it.”
If it were to come Taylor said it could be a game changer.
“It would mean a lot,” he said. “It’s my dad’s favorite school since I was little. It would be a big thing.”
Being at safety meant spending the majority of his time in one-on-one drills working against the tight end position. Wanting to challenge himself against the best, Taylor lined up time and time again with big Michael Parker from Huntsville, who was offered by Auburn on Saturday.
“He’s a big target,” Taylor said. “I’ll give him his props. He’s a good route runner and he can catch. I had a good time camping at Auburn.”