Kelvin Taylor, he of the smartphone app and the effervescent presence on Twitter and the towering high school career, spent much of the last year seemingly vacillating between Florida, the alma mater of his father, Gators legend Fred Taylor, and Alabama, which has produced a few good running backs in recent years. On Saturday, at the beginning of Florida's Junior Day, Taylor committed to the Gators with a flurry of tweets and a few pictures, leaving little doubt that he was probably Gainesville-bound all along and giving Will Muschamp five commitments for his Class of 2013 less than three weeks since National Signing Day for the Class of 2012.
Better yet, Muschamp's hitting triples at least. Taylor should be rated a four- or five-star prospect by most recruiting services, and has had one of the most impressive high school careers a football player has ever had. He's been playing varsity football since seventh grade for Glades Day High School, has broken Emmitt Smith's Florida rushing record, and is likely to own a few more records before the end of his senior season.
He also joins Adam Lane to give Florida two big-time running backs in a 2013 class that is so chock-full of great backs from the state of Florida that it is not inconceivable, despite Taylor telling ESPN that he thinks the Gators are done at the position, that there's another commitment or two coming down the line.
And Taylor wasn't the only commitment for the Gators on Saturday.