Taylor made: Five-star RB chooses Florida
February, 18, 2012
By Derek Tyson | ESPN.com
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's junior day got started with an early bang on Saturday, as the Gators secured a verbal commitment from five-star running back and Florida legacy Kelvin Taylor (Belle Glades, Fla./Glades Day).
Courtesy of Kelvin TaylorKelvin Taylor gave Florida his verbal commitment during a junior day visit on Saturday.
Taylor, who surpassed Emmit Smith as the all-time leading rusher in the state of Florida this past season with 9,698 yards, said Florida is where he feels best.
"They just have a great program and great coaching staff. I feel so comfortable around their coaching staff," Taylor said. "It's closer to home and they have great tradition."
Originally, Taylor was planning to wait until national signing day to make his decision, but after careful consideration he decided to end the process early.
"I just wanted to go ahead and get it out of the way," Taylor said. "I felt more comfortable at Florida, and I wanted to focus more on my high school career, so I just wanted to get it done with. I also want to enroll in January, so that's another reason I decided to make the decision early."
Taylor said he plans to enroll early in January 2013.
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