Michigan's 31-0 throttling of a ranked BYU Cougar squad was one of college football's most noteworthy performances Saturday. It certainly drew praise from the numerous recruits in attendance, including Covington (Ga.) Newton junior running back Kurt Taylor. The talented Peach State runner picked up a Maize & Blue offer early last month and originally was supposed to visit for the Oregon State game. Flight issues forced him to reschedule, and based on the game he's happy with the way things worked out.
“The visit went great,” Taylor told The Michigan Insider. “I love the family atmosphere and the fans. The coaching staff treated me like I was already part of the team. What an amazing day. I really love this place. Michigan is a really great school and I'm excited that I came up (to see).”
The trip offered everything he was was hoping for, especially when it came to assessing the running game. He saw the offense put up big numbers on the ground.
“I think it is a good style of running and I got to talk to their running backs coach," said Taylor. "They switch their backs to keep them fresh, so they get their carries. The running game was good and very successful. I feel I would fit perfect in their system.”
So after his latest visit to Michigan, what level of interest does the 5-8, 197-pounder have in the Wolverines?
“I’m more interested now than I was before the visit,” he replied.
That's great news for the Wolverines since before the visit Taylor named Michigan his leader. He confirmed that's still the case, but warned against thinking that meant the outcome of his recruitment has already been determined.
"But I really like Michigan."