“I was surprised (by the turnout of U-M fans). I didn’t know that many people knew me. But it was surprising. I love it," Taylor said afterwards.
“They were like ‘Cam, hey, hey.’ I was like ‘You know me?’ It was surprising.”
That reception from the Michigan faithful should come to no surprise, considering the Wolverines offered Taylor in late April to go along with his other notable offers of Troy and Cincinnati. However, U-M holds claim as his first offer.
“I like Michigan a lot,” he said. “My first visit (to U-M) it was great. The fans especially, the city, everything, I felt kind of at home as you can say.”
Taylor’s connection to U-M is unique, because he has relationship already in place at Michigan, with his former high school strength coach Bam Richards, who was hired as the Wolverines’ offensive analyst this spring. Which has Taylor looking more into U-M, noted Taylor.
“It is a little bit, because coach Bam was one of my favorite coaches at Prattville,” Taylor said. “When he moved away it was kind of heartbreaking. But I know it was the best for him to do that.”
That being said, Taylor says he’ll be looking for certain criteria when he goes on his campus visits.
“Really feeling at home and the coaches, how they treat me and everything,” Taylor said. “I know they are going to try to be the best of the best, but it depends.”
Adding distance may play a factor when considering Michigan.
“It is probably (going to play a factor). My mom she knows I like Michigan a lot. That would probably be as far as I go.”
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Taylor says Notre Dame and Oregon are also showing interest. He also noted he plans to announce his decision on 2018 national signing day.
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