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A rising senior football prospect discusses his interest in Tommy Tuberville's Tigers.

Ft. Valley, Ga.--After having what he called an enjoyable visit to Auburn in the spring and a good performance at a two-day football camp on the Auburn campus this summer, Peach County High's Reggie Taylor is not shy about letting it be known who his current recruiting leader is.

"Auburn's my favorite team," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I am thinking about committing to them before the end of the summer."

Taylor spent Sunday in Atlanta participating in the Under Armour/Scout.com Combine and says the trip up to the big city was worth the drive. "The combine went well," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I shut a couple people down in the seven-on-seven."

The event featured NFL style testing plus plenty of instruction, one-on-one drills and seven-on-seven passing competition.

Part of the instruction was how to improve speed and run a better 40-yard dash. "I ran a 4.36, which was my personal-best," Taylor notes. "Before that my best time was a 4.4 at the Auburn camp."

Taylor, who stands 5-9 1/2 and weighs 167 pounds, says he talked with Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville and new defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads about the possibility of playing for the Tigers.

The cornerback says that Auburn coaches were impressed enough by what he did at the on-campus camp to offer a scholarship. "They told me they really liked my footwork and my speed," the rising senior says. "They told me they like how hard I worked at the camp."

Taylor points out he made the trip to the Auburn two-day camp a week ago last Friday with a specific goal. "I told my dad I was going over there and I was going to come back with a scholarship offer," the defensive back says. "I told him I wasn't going home without one."

Taylor, who made 22 solo tackles with 15 assists and three interceptions as a junior, notes that he makes good grades at Peach County High. "I make A's and B's," he says. When he gets to college the game plan is to major in physical therapy.

He also competes in track running the 100 meters and the 300 hurdles. "I ran a 10.7 flat at the regional meet," he says. "I have been working on my speed."

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