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The son of retired NFL running back Fred Taylor has decided to attend Florida, a potentially significant recruiting boost for the Gators.
Kelvin Taylor, who broke Emmitt Smith's state high school rushing record as a junior last season, announced his non-binding, verbal commitment Saturday morning at Florida's ''Junior Day'' in Gainesville. He chose Florida over Alabama.
Taylor started playing high school football as an eighth grader and has 9,698 yards rushing in four years at Glades Day High in Belle Glade. ESPN ranks him as a five-star recruit.
Fred Taylor was an All-American at Florida and then played 13 years in the NFL. He ranks 15th on the NFL's all-time rushing list, with 11,695 yards.
Kelvin Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 205-pound back, plans to enroll in school next January.
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It was 18 years ago that Fred Taylor signed to play for the Florida Gators. The Pro Bowl running back was a big part of championships as a Gator and now Taylor will watch his son follow in his footsteps. Belle Glade Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor told everyone he was going to commit this weekend. Taylor visited Gainesville for Junior Day and got the commitment out of the way early.
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What will the Patriots do?
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Reggie Davis denies reports he committed to UFKelvin Taylor is the big news in Gainesville this weekend, already committing Saturday morning to the Gators. But the Belle Glade Glades Day running back, who is the son of former UF great and NFL Jacksonville Jaguars star Fred Taylor, was not the only visitor in town.
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