The Michigan Wolverines’ annual “Barbecue at the Big House” had more cooking than just some quality burgers and brats. Newton High School running back Kurt Taylor, a rising junior, was so impressed by this past weekend’s visit to Ann Arbor that he has declared them as the front-runner in his recruitment.
Taylor told Scout.com’s Chad Simmons, “Michigan is definitely No. 1 so far.” He was offered on Monday by Jim Harbaugh and company.
The 5-foot-9 running back from Covington, Georgia weighs in at a solid 200 pounds and runs a 4.5 40. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Taylor boasts a 3.7 GPA heading into the rapidly approaching fall semester.
His latest offer from Michigan follows numerous others from the likes of Cincinnati, Colorado State, Kentucky, Mercer, Navy and Vanderbilt (to name a few).
When we conversed via Twitter with Taylor, he indicated that he would also love to receive offers from, “Ohio State, North Carolina, Texas and Stanford.” He gives us the impression of an extremely focused and driven young man. His lofty expectations for himself support this.
“My goal is to become a great teammate and help my team win a state championship. My personal goal is to rush (for) over 2,000 yards (and) 15+ TD.”
Taylor’s intense work ethic paired with his natural ability indicate that these self-appointed goals are certainly attainable.
“Hard work is undefeated,” Taylor said. “(I want to) become one of the best players in (the) country.”
Yes, you read that right. Not county or state; Taylor’s hunger will only begin to be satiated once he is considered as one of the best in the entire country.