RB 5’10, 220
NORTH ATLANTA – ATLANTA, GA
Justin Taylor was one of the big National Signing Day surprises for Joker Phillips and the Kentucky Wildcats as he was a victim of the numbers in Alabama. Rather than sit a year and sign with the Crimson Tide in 2013, Taylor signed with the Wildcats and joins what could be the best backfield Kentucky has had in quite a while. By all accounts he was the 26th player in a 25 man class and anytime Kentucky can steal a player from Alabama, it’s good news. He joins Coshik Williams, Josh Clemons, Raymond Sanders, Jonathan George, and Dy’shawn Mobley in a lineup that should have Wildcat fans drooling.
Taylor is a bruising power back and does a good job of bouncing off of tacklers. He also has nice hands out of the backfield and is a decent receiver. He does not have that breakaway speed but more of a “down hill” speed and is hard to bring down once he gets going. The health of Josh Clemons may play a big role as to whether Taylor suits up this year or redshirts.