Defensive Back Prospect Upbeat About Chizik

Auburn commitment Reggie Taylor talks about the hiring of Gene Chizik and where he stands.

Fort Valley, Ga.--When new Auburn coach Gene Chizik hit the road to begin his first recruiting trip as the Tigers' boss, one of the first players who got a visit was defensive back Reggie Taylor from Peach County High School.

A 5-10, 165-pounder, Taylor has been a solid commitment even with the struggles by the Tigers during the 2008 season and the departure of Tommy Tuberville. He says that the hiring of Chizik was one that he liked from the beginning and it got even stronger after meeting him in person.

"The visit went great," Taylor tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "He just talked about his experience while he was at Auburn and about the defense being number one in the country.

"I think he's going to fit in good with the defense at Auburn," Taylor says of Chizik. "He's just a great coach. I'm ready to play for him. I'm so ready."

Anxious to get a chance to talk more with his new coach, Taylor says he has set up an official visit to Auburn for Jan. 9. Asked if he's taking any other visits, Taylor had a quick answer in response.

"No sir," Taylor says. "That's the only visit for me."

Solid in his decision to be a Tiger, Taylor says he's looking forward to playing football for Chizik as well as teaming up again with a family member currently on the Auburn team.

"I want to go play with my cousin Chris Slaughter," Taylor says. "Second of all I'm getting ready to play for SEC Championships. I haven't talked to Chris about Chizik, but I can't wait to play with him again. It will be just like my ninth grade year."

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