Running Back high on Vanderbilt

Last weekend in Nashville, 2017 running back Kurt Taylor made his way up from the state of Georgia to take in an unofficial visit with the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Not only did the Commodores extend an official offer to the Newton (Ga) high school standout but Taylor came away very impressed with his visit to campus and plans to make it back up to Nashville very soon.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to say I have an official offer from Vanderbilt,” said Taylor. “My visit to campus last weekend was an outstanding experience. I was so impressed with the grounds and facilities but I was more impressed with the coaching staff. I have a lot of interest in Vanderbilt, especially now that I have an official offer from them. I am thinking about coming back up for the spring game. I am still working out details but right now that is my plan.”

Vanderbilt became the second college to offer Taylor thus far. Rutgers was the first school to officially offer.

This weekend the Georgia running back is headed to Tennessee for an unofficial visit and has more visits upcoming as well.

He is a long ways away from making any decisions but the Commodores have placed themselves firmly in Taylor’s recruitment and will remain a serious player for his services throughout.

“Academics is a big deal to me and trust me when I say I have done my research on Vanderbilt. They have the best education in the SEC and that is really cool to think about. Getting a high level education is very important to me and my family. Vanderbilt has a lot to offer that I like and I plan to keep them at the front of my mind throughout my recruitment,” he said.

Another big reason for Taylor’s interest in the Commodores is head coach Derek Mason and running backs coach Charles Bankins. “I have been in contact with Coach Bankins for a while now but having the chance to meet him in person and talk was something I was really looking forward to. Coach Bankins as well as Coach Mason are two really great men that made me feel comfortable on my visit. I can really see their plan for the team and how they go about things.”

“Me and Coach Bankins talked about how they like to use their running backs and it sounds like my kind of style. He said they like to run downhill and get after people in the run game and will continue to run the ball if they are successful with it. I liked how the coaching staff presented me with their offense and it’s an offense I could myself fitting into. Vanderbilt is really an all around great choice with a lot to offer.

I definitely plan to remain in touch with the coaches at Vanderbilt for a long time.”

Taylor is the 14th prospect to be offered by Vanderbilt for the 2017 recruiting class.

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