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Michigan commit Kurt Taylor set to transfer from Newton to Grayson

The three-star commit is changing high schools.

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Michigan commit Kurt Taylor, a 2017 three-star running back, told Maize n Brew that he is transferring from Newton High School to Grayson High School in Georgia. Grayson is ranked as the No. 2 team in the country and will battle IMG Academy to open the 2016 season on ESPN.

During the 2015 campaign, Taylor ran for 1,169 yards and 16 touchdowns for Newton. He has been committed to Michigan since October 16, 2015.

Taylor had offers from Michigan, Miami (OH), Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mercer, Navy, North Carolina A&T, Rutgers, UAB, UNLV and Vanderbilt, but chose to play for the Maize and Blue after being recruited by Tyrone Wheatley.

The three-star will focus on playing for coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines after he finishes the 2016 season with Grayson.

"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."

Taylor is very good at breaking tackles, protecting the quarterback and catching the ball in the backfield and going for positive yards. The 5-foot-9, 210-pound running back has the ability to become an every down back and will look to prove himself with Grayson this season.