LSU Football: Tigers Pick Up New Running Back Recruit

Sean MerrimanCorrespondent IMay 6, 2012

LSU coach Les Miles made it a point this offseason to put a wall up surrounding the state of Louisiana for his 2013 recruiting class.

The Tigers' first nine recruits of the '13 class were in-state products, but Miles recently stepped out of the box and received a commitment from running back Adam Taylor from Texas powerhouse Katy High School.

Taylor committed to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon. He is the first true running back commitment of this 2013 class.

Playing for one of the most dominant high school football programs in the state of Texas, Taylor rushed for 1,553 yards and 18 touchdowns in his sophomore season. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in Katy High's first game of the 2011 season, but Miles and his LSU staff liked what they saw from Taylor, stuck with him, and got a potential dominant running back for the future.

Taylor stands at 6'1", 210 pounds and will likely add more muscle and weight to that frame before he arrives in Baton Rouge. Being the only running back commitment thus far in the 2013 class, and with only one in the 2012 class, the Tigers should be expecting huge things from this big-time prospect from the Lone Star State.

Taylor is a four-star prospect according to, which also ranks him as the No. 19 running back in the country. He is the fifth four-star recruit for the Tigers in this 2013 class, joining Jeryl Brazil (ATH), Jeremy Cutrer (S), John Diarse (ATH) and Tre'Davious White (ATH).

Taylor chose LSU over offers some several other big-time programs, including Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Wisconsin.


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