Kelvin Taylor Follows in Father's Footsteps
Taylor could be the bell cow for this class
Taylor could be the bell cow for this class
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 18, 2012


It was 18 years ago that Fred Taylor signed to play for the Florida Gators. The Pro Bowl running back was a big part of championships as a Gator and now Taylor will watch his son follow in his footsteps. Belle Glade Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor told everyone he was going to commit this weekend. Taylor visited Gainesville for Junior Day and got the commitment out of the way early.

Kelvin Taylor checks in at 5'9 and 200-pounds from Belle Glade (FL) Glades Day High school. Taylor, the son of former Florida Gator great Fred Taylor is one of the top running back prospects in the country. Taylor decided to end all speculation and gave head coach Will Muschamp and the rest of the Gator coaches a verbal commitment moments ago.

After actually telling the staff weeks ago he was coming to Florida, Taylor made it official and in person with Muschamp and the staff to kick off Florida's Junior Day held on campus. Afterward, Taylor was using his Twitter account to share the news.

"#gatornation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's goooo," Taylor tweeted after his office visit. He followed that with "I LOVE MY GATOR FAM!!!! #gatornation" and "#gatornation Is Home!!!! Can't wait to get on that field!!!!!"

Taylor's assault on the record books will continue throughout his senior season as he runs for the all time national high school football rushing record of over 11,500 rushing yards set over 60 years ago.

Breaking Down Kelvin Taylor:

Kelvin Taylor is what I would like to call a work horse type of running back. A player who seemingly gets better in the second half and into the fourth quarter. Taylor has a 5'9 frame weighing in at 200-pounds. He doesn't have the breakaway speed that his father possesses but has incredibly quick feet and acceleration through the line of scrimmage. He reminds me of that old school back that just beats you down late in the game and then all of the sudden takes one 50+ to the house and it's a wrap. The only issue with being the work horse back is the 1,000 + carries he has over the last four seasons. If anyone had the body structure to endure that amount of carries it's him.

Eighth Grade: Taylor played varsity as an 8th grader and earned All State honors for the 1B classification. He rushed for 1,692 yards and 27 TDs.

Freshmen: Taylor led Glades Day to a State Title including over 200 yards in the championship game. He rushed for 2,691 yards and 47 TDs on his way to First Team All-State honors for the 1B classification. First Team All Palm Beach County RB by Palm Beach Post.

Sophomore Season: Had over 2,500 yards and 34 TDs on 290 carries.

Junior Season: Broke the 3,000 yard mark and ended the season with 47 TDs going over 300 carries.


Five Star RB?.


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