Taylor committed to UAB over the weekend while he was on his official visit.
"It was a really great visit and I committed on Sunday before I left," Taylor told JCFootball.com. "I really had a great time seeing the school and the facilities and meeting with the coaches.
"It's exciting to be part of what they are building there. They haven't been around (as a program) for a few years, so they sorta have that underdog role and that's something I have always fought against myself, so I just think it was a perfect fit for me.
"UAB has been around to talk with me multiple times in September and November, so they really showed they wanted me and I wanted to be part of the program there."
In addition to his offer from the Blazers, Taylor also had offers from Western Illinois and Indiana State and he'd been hearing from a handful of other schools.
"San Diego State was on me pretty hard actually," Taylor said. "I was also talking a lot with San Jose State, Middle Tennessee State and Nevada, but none of them offered and UAB has been around to talk with me multiple times in September and November, so they really showed they wanted me and I wanted to be part of the program there."
As a sophomore this season, Taylor led the Pirates with 43 catches for 728 yards and he finished second on the team with seven touchdowns.
"I can play inside or outside," Taylor said. "I see myself as a versatile player and that is what UAB sees me as once I get there."
Taylor enjoyed a solid prep career at Northmont High School in Dayton, Ohio, but he went under-recruited, so he decided to head west with a friend to make a name for himself at the JUCO level.
"I talked with my friend Dante' Bland and he and I decided to come out here and play," Taylor recalled. "He got hurt before the season, so he's got another season here, but we just felt like getting out here to compete against some of the top teams and talent in the country was the place for us to be to get moved on to a four-year program."
Taylor is set to sign with a school tomorrow, the first day of the mid-year signing period and he will have three years to play two starting in the fall of 2017.