Prattville High School, located in Prattville, Alabama has produced a lot of talent over the last few years. Within the 2015 recruiting cycle, both Keith Washington and Kingston Davis signed with Michigan. In the 2016 class, Dytarious Johnson also decided to go with the Wolverines.
Now, within the 2018 class, Prattville has another prospect who will most likely be heading to a D1 school. Cam Taylor, a dynamic athlete who plays a bunch of positions at his high school, including quarterback, cornerback, and receiver.
The 6-foot, 196-pound stud athlete already has offers from programs like Michigan, Cincinnati, and a few others. In addition, Alabama, Duke, and Auburn are all showing interest. The latest offer for Taylor came on Thursday, when Iowa State offered.
“It was very exciting, I talked with coach and he told me that he wanted me on his team,” Taylor said. “I was that guy he needed to make plays on his team, they are trying to rebuild. That’s kind of crazy, he told me that out of all of the athletes in the country, he saw something special in me so that's why they offered me.”
Iowa State offensive line coach, Tom Manning, was the one who actually offered Taylor Thursday. Manning really sold Taylor on coming into Ames and just making big plays. Even though the two have not talked with each other a ton, their relationship is already building and shaping up to be a solid one.
“Coach Tom Manning is the one who offered me. He is a very good guy, I can say after the talk we had he was very excited to be talking with me on the phone. Coach said they would put me on either side of the ball, they want me to just make plays.”
Taylor is looking to take his recruitment slow, and plans on making a decision sometime during his senior season. Despite his commitment date being so far away, he has still taken a few visits and will be taking more. His latest one was to Auburn on Sept. 3rd, prior to that visit he was at Michigan last year Nov. 28th. Now that more offers are starting to roll in, he is looking to continue with his visits as he will be at the Duke vs. Georgia Tech game this weekend and Auburn vs. Alabama in November. He is also looking to visit Iowa State as soon as possible.
“Hopefully, if I get a chance, I do want to visit. Looking forward to seeing a good game because they have been putting up big numbers against really good teams this year. But unfortunately I can not attend that game on November 3rd. I really don't know when I can get up there. I have some things family wise going on through November.”
By the time Taylor’s senior season rolls along, it is very likely that he will be bumped up to a four-star and have a ton of offers. As a result, most fans have to expect that a school like Iowa State would not really have a chance, but that’s not the case.
“The chances are equal with all of my schools right now, I don't really have a favorite just taking things slow and going through the process. Everyone is on the same line basically I am considering all until most likely my senior year.”