Prospect Says AU Has Moved Into The Lead

After checking out the Tigers in person over the weekend, this football prospect says he likes what he sees.

LaFayette, La.--Lucas Taylor, one of a pair of high school seniors who took official visits to Auburn over the weekend, says that the Tigers are his leader over Tennessee and others.

The 6–0, 180-pounder played quarterback as a senior at Carencro High, but projects as a wide receiver at the college level with his 4.42 speed in the 40-yard, excellent hands and outstanding running ability.

He has taken official visits to Tennessee and Auburn. Prior to coming to Auburn, he noted that those were his top two choices. After the visit he says the Tigers have gained ground. "I am kind of leaning toward Auburn more," he says.

Taylor says he enjoyed seeing the game day atmosphere and visiting with players, coaches, faculty and staff members during the weekend. "All of that went really well," he says. "The campus is beautiful. I had a good time."

Lucas Taylor

The high school star says he was particularly impressed with the football game he saw, a battle of Top 10 teams as Auburn improved to 10-0 with a 24-6 victory over Georgia in a renewal of the SEC's oldest football series.

"I really enjoyed going to the game and seeing all of the fans as well as watching them win," he says. "Auburn has a pretty good offense--good backs, good wide receivers.

"The atmosphere at the stadium was great," he adds. "The crowd was very loud. It was a lot of fun."

Taylor, who is also a punt returner, is considering Florida and South Carolina in addition to the Tigers and Vols. He is a true triple-threat performer on the high school level who set a state record for rushing yards in a single game with 539 yards on 35 carries. That was the eighth highest single game total in U.S. high school football history.

Taylor is also a star performer for the Carencro basketball and track and field teams.

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