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Junior back has ‘awesome’ visit

Junior running back Kurt Taylor visited Notre Dame on Saturday and left South Bend impressed with everything about the Irish on and off the field.

Kurt Taylor summed up his unofficial visit to Notre Dame on Saturday with just one word.

“Awesome.”

Taylor, a 5-foot-8, 197-pounder from Newton High School in Covington, Ga., jumped at the chance to visit the school and wasn’t disappointed.

“I toured the campus and what a campus,” he said. “I really respect and enjoyed the tradition of ND. The place has a place of serenity and respect.”

During the visit, Taylor had the opportunity to tour the athletic facilities and mingle with the Irish coaches and players, as well as a few VIPs including David Robinson, the former NBA star and father of Irish wide receiver Corey Robinson.

He also connected with Irish commitment Parker Boudreaux.

“I always talk to P-Money on Twitter,” Taylor said. “This past year he and I have been talking on Twitter. We respect each other’s football game and the work ethic we both have. He said he loves ND and told me what a special place it is.”

Taylor also talked with Irish running backs coach Autry Denson.

“They said they love my film and size and want to get to know me a little better,” Taylor said. “We run a similar offense and I would fit perfect in their offense. I was real impressed with the running game.”

Michigan, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Vanderbilt are among the 17 schools that already have offered Taylor. He visited Michigan, UCLA, Rutgers, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech and Indiana and he plans several more visits later this fall.

Michigan, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Indiana and Notre Dame were some of his favorite trips.

“The schools are great in terms of academics and the coaching staffs are great,” Taylor said.

Through seven games, Taylor has racked up more than 900 all-purpose yards and is averaging 8.0 yards per carry.


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