ARLINGTON, Texas – Four-star running back Adam Taylor (Katy, Texas/Katy), fresh off a 30-rush, 277-yard, five-touchdown performance in Saturday’s Texas Class 5A Division II championship, described how he felt with one word.
“Sore,” he said.
Fitting for the 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back who did everything he could to will his team, ranked No. 4 in the latest ESPN 25 Power Rankings, to a 35-24 state championship victory against Cedar Hill (Texas) at Cowboys Stadium. A Nebraska commit, Taylor showed why some followers consider him the most complete back in the Lone Star State.
He also made those watching -- the 42,621 at Cowboys Stadium and the multiple fans watching on television -- ask the same question with every run.
Why no Texas offer? Why no Texas A&M offer? Why no TCU offer? Why no Texas Tech offer? And why didn’t things work out with LSU?
While Taylor didn’t discuss those schools, he did admit that he was 100-percent committed to Nebraska, and he’s looking forward to being a contributor upon his arrival to Lincoln, Neb.
“I’m going to work hard every single day once I got there,” Taylor said. “I’m a great person.”
Baylor was the only in-state school to offer Taylor, who finished the season with 2,668 yards and 44 touchdowns. He averaged better than 8.5 yards per carry.
“It’s fine with me,” Taylor said of the other schools choosing against offering. “I’m confident in my decision I made, so it’s fine.”
Taylor said he was happy with ending his high school career as a champion, as it was a goal of his and his teammates since freshman year. He also credited his efficient offensive line, as well as fullback Alex Fisher, for the outstanding blocking performance.
“In my life so far, it’s my No. 1 moment,” Taylor said of winning, “But I know there are greater moments to come.”
Taylor committed to Nebraska on Nov. 17. He is ranked No. 37 among running backs nationally and No. 58 among players in Texas for the 2013 recruiting class.