Kelvin Taylor: Highlights, Scouting Report for 5-Star Recruit

Full RideB/R VideoDecember 28, 2012

Kelvin Taylor was in diapers when his father, Fred, was helping lead the Florida Gators to a national championship-winning season in 1996.

Fred Taylor is still remembered as a Gators great years later. Now, his son Kelvin is the top running back coming out of high school with the class of 2013 and is among the top 25 football recruits set to invade college football next season.

He rushed for a total of 10,688 yards in four years at Glades Day School in Belle Glade, Fla. 

Following one of the more impressive high school football careers, Kelvin Taylor is expected to dominate at the next level.

Taylor checks in at 5'10", 216 pounds, boasting a prototypical running back frame. He has a strong lower body and rarely looks off balance because of it.

Taylor is more of a power back than an elusive one. He's not going to make many guys miss or simply outrun the defense to the end zone.

His strengths are his power, instincts and lateral movement. 

He keeps moving after contact and has the ability to hit the hole without hesitation to get upfield.

If there are some areas where Taylor can improve at the next level, speed and shiftiness would be two of them. Not that he isn't quick enough to succeed at the college level, but in order for Taylor to make a real difference against defenses, he'll need to add to that element of his game.

Overall, Taylor is an exceptional player who has the potential to become the next great running back in Gainesville.


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