Florida’s second Junior Day began with a bang Saturday morning when running back Kelvin Taylor committed to the Gators.
“Gator Nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s goooo,” he tweeted. “Can’t wait to get on that field!!!!!”
Taylor is from Glades Day in Belle Glade and has won two state titles during his high school career. Last season, he became Florida’s career rushing leader, surpassing Emmitt Smith’s 1986 record of 8,804 yards.
Taylor is 3,118 yards away from breaking the national mark of 11,232 yards set by Ken Hall of Sugar Land (Texas) in 1953.
Taylor is the fifth commitment of the 2013 class and the second running back, joining Winter Haven’s Adam Lane. Taylor plans to enroll early at UF.
He is in Gainesville this weekend on a three-day trip with his father, former Gator running back Fred Taylor (1994-1997). The elder Taylor won the 1996 National Championship and rushed for 3,075 yards and 31 touchdowns during his UF career.