Posted: 10:16 am Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Glades Day RB Kelvin Taylor verbally commits to Florida 

By Jeff Greer

It didn’t come as a huge surprise to those who know him when Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor decided to stick with his gut. The storied, record-breaking junior verbally committed to Florida on Saturday morning.


Taylor (5-11, 215 pounds) broke the state’s career rushing record this past fall, becoming the first high school running back to run for more than 9,000 career yards. He also broke the career rushing touchdown record earlier in the season. Taylor ran for 2,884 yards and 40 touchdowns on 292 carries as a junior, and has started at running back for Glades Day since eighth grade.

His recruiting process started quickly because of his family name. Kelvin’s father, as we’ve documented regularly, is Fred Taylor, a Glades Central legend who played at Florida and 11 seasons in the NFL. Taylor was heavily recruited by Alabama, Florida and several other programs, but ‘Bama and UF stood out.

Verbal commitments are non-binding. Prospects in the class of 2013 can officially sign for a school in February of 2013.