Chad Simmons

Physically gifted, Kurt Taylor adds a new dimension to Michigan's backfield.

Physically gifted, Kurt Taylor adds a new dimension to Michigan's backfield.

http://www.scout.com/player/196459-kurt-taylor?s=162

His Recruiting Story

Landing a slew of Big Ten offers throughout his recruiting process, Taylor forged an early bond with Michigan. Following his third trip to Ann Arbor, which coincided with a 31-0 blow out win over BYU, Taylor decided he didn't need to see much more, committing to the Wolverines in large part because of the coaching staffs willingness to rotate backs to keep everyone fresh.

Scouting Report

"Taylor is a running back that looks like he has already been in a college weight program for a couple of years. He is physically fit, very strong, and back who can hit the hole on the interior or get to the perimeter. Better burst and quick acceleration than top-end speed. Can definitely break tackles and get yards after initial contact. Loves to compete. Plays with some attitude."

Why Michigan?

"I love the family atmosphere and the fans," the Covington (Ga.) Newton running back said. "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).”

Bottom Line

Don't let his 5-foot-8 height fool you, Taylor is darn near 200-pounds and already appears to have had several years inside a college strength and conditioning program. Taylor is physical enough to play between the tackles or bounce it to the edge, a trait that should serve him well in Ann Arbor.


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