Posted by Bryan Fischer
Auburn reeled in one of the top in-state recruits on Saturday afternoon in Lester (Ala.) wide receiver Alex Taylor. The Tigers were hosting a Junior Day when he decided to pull the trigger.
"I went ahead and committed," Taylor told AuburnSports.com. "I committed early because it is all about family. Auburn is a good program and it's where I want to be. I grew up an Auburn fan so it's where I want to be."
Taylor held offers from Ole Miss, Nebraska and Tennessee among others. Seeing Auburn go through a spring practice as part of the Junior Day activities allowed the talented wide receiver to feel comfortable enough to commit.
"It was good because I got to meet the players, see them practice and see what all they had, what help they needed," he told the website. "I saw that they needed receivers. They didn't have a lot of tall guys. I figure I'm their type and I could help them out."
The 6-foot-3, 190 pound Taylor added he will likely take visits to other schools but is firm to Auburn. He credited the coaching staff, specifically area recruiter Phillip Lolley and wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor, as one of the reasons the Tigers stood out from the pack.
"I like the coaches. I like being around them," he said. "They are pretty important to me. I like Coach Lolley and Coach Taylor. They are great coaches and are all about family.
Taylor is the third commitment for the Tigers in the class of 2012, all of whom are from the state of Alabama. Some of his junior year highlights are below.