Taylor, a 6-2, 195, 4.5 three-sport star from Carrollton High, says he has been receiving lots of recruiting attention from the Crimson Tide since his public commitment to the Tigers last week. He plans to travel to Tuscaloosa on Friday night for an official visit after his basketball game vs. Aliceville.
He says, "They didn't really recruit me hard until they figured out I was going to Auburn," he says. "I guess it doesn't look good to them that somebody this close to Tuscaloosa is going to Auburn." Taylor adds that he is getting some local pressure to go to Alabama, but adds that it is nothing he can't handle.
Taylor says he decided to take a visit to Middle Tennessee State for the first weekend in February because he likes that school's coaches, but adds that he has no plans to attend MTSU.
When asked if the Auburn coaches are upset with him about scheduling the visits after committing to AU, he says, "They didn't have any problem with it. They know that I am going to sign with Auburn. I am a man of my word."
Taylor played quarterback in high school, but is expected to move to another position as a collegian. He helped his team post a 10-2 record in football by passing and running for 1,200 total yards and throwing for 10 touchdowns with two interceptions on a run-oriented team. As a cornerback he totaled 76 tackles and six interceptions.
He is also a college prospect in basketball and says he will try to play both sports at Auburn. It is not certain if he will play in the secondary or receiver at Auburn. In basketball, he is a guard. Carrollton is 15-1 and one of the top basketball teams in the state.
Tiger Ticket Extra: He is the defending state champion in the high jump and it is no wonder why. He has been measured with a rarely seen 42-inch vertical jump...Basketball coaches have been on his trail, too. Taylor is averaging 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists per game to lead his team in all three categories.