Michigan running back commit Kurt Taylor has been persuading Malik Herring, Jaquan Henderson and Deangelo Gibbs to join the program.— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) May 26, 2016
Taylor committed on October 16, 2015, after being recruited to Michigan by Tyrone Wheatley. The 5-foot-9, 200-pound running back had offers to Miami (OH), Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mercer, Navy, North Carolina A&T, Rutgers, UAB, UNLV and Vanderbilt.
When asked if there was any chance Taylor would back out of his commitment to Michigan, he plainly said, "No."
Gibbs, a five-star 2017 cornerback, is being recruited by Taylor to join the Maize and Blue. Herring, a 2017 four-star defensive end, and Henderson, a 2017 three-star safety, are also being persuaded to join Michigan. Henderson and Taylor play together for Newtown in Covington, Georgia. All three players have offers from Michigan and are from the state of Georgia.
Regardless of if Herring, Henderson or Gibbs join the Wolverines, Taylor will embrace the opportunity to play for Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.
"I am truly grateful for the opportunity to play for a coach that has the experience that he has," Taylor said. "However, playing for the brand of Michigan is bigger than the coaches. The tradition of Michigan and history is what I want to be a part of."
He will use his ability to break tackles, protect the quarterback and catch in the backfield to help Michigan's offense in the coming years.
Taylor said, "I want to develop as an every down back. I am a team player, so whenever the coaches need me, I will give them 100%."