Tuscaloosa, Ala., long snapper Bill Taylor will be staying in state. He announced his commitment to Auburn on Monday, giving the Tigers the No. 2 long snapper in the country, according to Kohl’s Kicking.
— Bill Taylor (@BillTaylor46) June 13, 2016
“They offered me right after camp yesterday (Sunday) and I came home, told my parents and made the decision this morning (Monday),” Taylor told Keith Niebuhr of 247Sports. “I visited a lot of colleges this summer and after seeing everywhere and talking to my parents, Auburn just felt like the right choice. I feel at home there. The coaching staff really made me feel wanted.”
Taylor had offers from Memphis and Samford too. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound long snapper impressed at a special teams camp not only with the accuracy of his snaps, but also his speed.
It is certainly a small need for most teams, but not one that should be overlooked. Auburn seems to have a long snapper set for several years now, shoring up the team’s special teams.