Taylor hoping for Rebels offer

OXFORD, MISS., -- Speedy tailback Daniel Taylor of Lutcher (La.) holds a number of scholarship offers, but as of yet the program he really wants to pull the trigger has not.
That would be Ole Miss.
On Saturday, the 5-foot-7, 163-pounder, a teammate of Rebels defensive back commit Jordan Batiste, attended camp in Oxford. Afterward, he talked about his situation with the Rebels.
"They're waiting to see what my grades were like from the last semester, and to see what my overall GPA is," Taylor said. "I have a 2.5 and I made a 22 on my ACT. They're telling me to keep doing my thing on the field, bring my grades up and also to work hard."
Should Ole Miss offer, Taylor, who recently added offers from Memphis and Purdue, said he knows exactly what he will do.
"Commit," Taylor said. "On the spot."
As a junior, Taylor, who is considered to be one of the fastest and most dangerous offensive players in Louisiana, carried 109 times for 1,205 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Rebels, he said, are recruiting him to play both running back and receiver, which they feel will best utilize his skills.
"[At Ole Miss] I feel like I'm at home," Taylor said. "And I like the way they use their running backs in their offense."
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