The Wolverine

November 2015

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  COMMITMENT PROFILE The minute Michigan offered Cov- ington (Ga.) Newton 2017 running back Kurt Taylor over the summer, the Maize and Blue became the fa- vorite to land the three-star prospect. During a visit to the Barbecue at The Big House recruiting event at the be- ginning of August, Taylor heard the good news from head coach Jim Har- baugh himself. "I am very excited that Coach Har- baugh believed in me and my work ethic," he said. "I am very blessed and thank God." The 5-9, 201-pounder immediately made plans to return to Ann Arbor for a couple of games. He attended the 31-0 win over BYU Sept. 26, and returned just a few weeks later for the 27-23 loss to Michigan State Oct. 17. On the eve of the rivalry game against the Spartans, Taylor sat down in a meeting with Harbaugh and let him know that he'd be joining the class. "He was excited when I told him," Taylor recalled. "He said, 'Welcome to The Big House.' I'm just blessed U-M Taps Into Georgia Talent Pool With Junior Kurt Taylor rates Taylor a three-star recruit, the No. 39 player in the Peach State and the No. 19 running back in the country for the class of 2017. PHOTO BY TIM SULLIVAN

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