- Max Olson, ESPN Staff Writer
WACO, Texas -- Katy (Texas) High School four-star running back Adam Taylor just keeps going and going.
He’s already surpassed the 2,000-yard mark, but the senior back is far from done, even if he’s got one more game left.
Taylor put Katy on his back Saturday against Cibolo (Texas) Steele with 40 carries for 226 yards and three touchdowns, include the game-clincher on a long, run-heavy drive late in the fourth-quarter as the Tigers earned the 45-33 victory.
“I didn’t know I had that many carries,” Taylor said after the game. “That’s crazy. It’s a great job by my offensive line at blocking every play. We fought hard.”
Taylor has now rushed for 2,392 yards and 39 touchdowns. He’s averaging nearly 8.5 yards per carry and 159 yards a game.
All of that has come after Taylor suffered a torn ACL as a junior and missed nearly his entire season. He hasn’t forgotten that while leading Katy all this way.
“This has been incredible,” Taylor said, “especially to share this with my teammates, the guys I grew up with since elementary school.”
Taylor’s big year has helped him pick up serious interest from a handful of schools, but he said he remains solid in his verbal commitment to Nebraska.
Other schools may inquire over the next few months – Texas, for example, is searching for a running back after Arlington (Texas) Martin’s Kyle Hicks flipped to TCU – but Taylor said he isn’t worried about that. Right now, nobody else is calling and he’s not looking around.
All Taylor is focused on at the moment is Cedar Hill (Texas) High School and the Class 5A, Division II title game on Saturday at Cowboys Stadium.
“It should be a great game,” he said. “We’ll watch video and play a great game. I know they’re a great team, because they’ve made it this far.”
490dSam Khan Jr. and Max Olson