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2015 Husker profile: Adam Taylor

Nebraska sophomore running back Adam Taylor hasn't carried the ball in a meaningful game since late 2012. Is he ready to compete for the No. 1 running back spot in a crowded backfield?


Position: RB

Height/Weight: 6-foot-2/210-pounds

High School: Katy high school (TX)

Year: Sophomore

2014 review:
Adam Taylor entered fall camp looking like a running back that might steal carries from senior Ameer Abdullah. A broken ankle ended up sidelining him for the entire season.

2015 preview:
The scout team offensive MVP in 2013, Taylor has to be excited for the fall. Assuming he gets a few carries early in in the non-conference portion of the schedule, it will have been over 2.5 years since the former Texas prep carried the ball in a meaningful contest.

The running back position is once again loaded, but doesn’t feature a guy like Ameer Abdullah at the top. We thought spring practices might give us a better picture going into the fall who the guy might be in the backfield, but if anything it made it even more confusing.

Don’t be surprised to if it’s a running back by committee approach.

BRR projection:
When looking at the contenders to be the No. 1 running back, Taylor might be the most balanced player in the group. How that translates to live action remains to be seen.

It looks like Nebraska might be headed to a running back by committee approach in 2015. While Terrell Newby might have had a slight edge or Taylor, Imani Cross, and Mikale Wilbon coming out of the spring, we wouldn’t be shocked to see Taylor the No. 1 guy by the time conference starts.

We haven’t posted a prediction in a while. Look for Taylor to record about 125 carries in 2015.

How he ended up in Lincoln:
Taylor starred at Katy (Texas) High, running for 2,754 yards and 45 touchdowns his senior season while leading his team to a state championship. In that state championship game, he rushed for 273 yards and six touchdowns.

A four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 183 player in the 2013 recruiting class, Taylor had offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Stanford, Wisconsin, and LSU – a school he was committed to for a short time.

The running back visited Nebraska in early November of his senior year. A week later, moments before the Nebraska coaching staff was ready to coach against Minnesota, Taylor committed to the program.

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