Katy (TX) HS
Committed to Nebraska
Chosen over Northwestern, Illinois, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State
Run Down: Despite missing most of his junior season due to injury, Taylor's still managed to pull in impressive offers from some of the nation's best. Through the process, Taylor did not do a ton of updates, but there was activity going on. Offers continued to roll in. There was talk of an earlier commitment to LSU, but that was a situation that never seemed to come full circle. Nonetheless, Taylor came back for his senior season on a mission. With that, new offers emerged, including an increase in interest from Nebraska. This resulted in his first, and only official visit. A few weeks back, Taylor took a trip up to Lincoln and it turned out to be a good trip. From that point, he did not waste much more time and decided that he would take his talents there.
What this means for Nebraska: This is the type of back Nebraska can use, and get in the lineup immediately. Taylor has the kind of demeanor running the ball that should transition to the program quickly as a grimy type kid who can get the tough yards. But make no mistake, Taylor has some shiftiness in his game also, especially when he gets into space. Basically, he has the athleticism of a player who could be considered a scat back even though Taylor is all about power, which is evident when watching his senior video. Nebraska, for years now, has never had trouble coming in and getting key players out of the state of Texas. With the Taylor commitment, the coaching staff has clearly done their work and got a great back from the Lone Star.
Fox Sports Next on Taylor (from National Recruiting Manager – Greg Powers, Midlands): "Taylor is a big back and the Big Ten fits him perfectly. It was a great decision by Taylor and great by Nebraska to offer him. This kid is a tough, bigger back who will run hard in the middle and because of his ability to see the field and break tackles he can also take it the distance. And he's more athletic than people give him, credit for.
"What's great about Taylor is that in short-yardage situations, you can keep Taylor in the game. He is a three-down type of back."
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