Thumbs Up on Auburn Visit, Recruit Says

Reggie Taylor talks about his weekend checking out the Auburn football Tigers.

Fort Valley, Ga.--Since committing to Auburn last June, Peach County High School defensive back Reggie Taylor has said he is strongly committed to the Tigers.

It remained that way even when the program was in limbo during the transition time with no head coach when Tommy Tuberville was out and Gene Chizik hadn't been hired yet.

On Sunday, after wrapping up a weekend in Auburn, Taylor says that his commitment to the Tigers is rock solid.

"I had a great time all weekend," he notes. "I enjoyed getting to meet a lot of the players. Michael McNeil took me out and we had a lot of fun. I enjoyed hanging out with Antonio Coleman and a lot of the guys."

The 5-10, 165-pounder got an offer from former defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads after impressing the coach at an Auburn summer camp. Rhoads is now head coach at Iowa State and the Tigers brought in Ted Roof, the coordinator at the University of Minnesota, to direct the defense in 2009.

"I like Coach Roof a lot," Taylor says. "We spent a lot of time getting to know each other and talking about defense. He is a really good guy. I got to talk to Coach Chizik and a lot of the other coaches and they are all good guys, too. I feel really good about my decision to play at Auburn. I think Coach Chizik is going to be a great head coach."

Taylor, who made the trip with his parents, says he stayed busy throughout the weekend meeting with academic counselors, touring facilities and hanging out with the players and coaches. He adds that he enjoyed a Saturday night dinner at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where he is looking forward to playing next season.


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