Kurt Taylor committed to Michigan in October. Shortly after making that decision, the running back received an interesting message from Florida.
Taylor, a three-star prospect from Newton High School (Covington, Ga.), told SEC Country that at least one Gators coach pretty much told him to immediately change his mind.
“Florida told me don’t commit to Michigan after I already did it,” Taylor said. “After I committed to Michigan, that was it.”
The 5-foot-9, 200-pounder said he was taken aback by Florida’s interesting recruiting pitch.
“I was like man, once you commit to a school, everyone comes after you,” Taylor said. “I knew something like that was going to happen.”
It doesn’t look like the Gators’ pitch worked, though. Taylor said he doesn’t see himself ever de-committing from the program. And it’s understandable why he would feel that way.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh told him that he reminds him of a running back he coached when he was with the San Francisco 49ers.
“Frank Gore is one of my favorite running backs of all-time,” Taylor said. “When someone like coach Harbaugh tells you that you remind him of Frank Gore, it means a lot. It’s a good feeling.”
Taylor and Gore are both 5-foot-9 and weigh around 200 pounds. If Taylor is anything like Gore, Florida will surely regret not going after him with a different recruiting pitch.
Taylor is ranked as the nation’s No. 39 running back and is the state of Georgia’s No. 47 prospect.