West Limestone’s Alex Taylor became Gene Chizik’s third commitment of the 2012 class Saturday afternoon when he announced verbally that he was going to play football for the recently crowned national champions.
Taylor made his announcement while on a visit to the campus.
“I felt like this was the place I needed to be at,” Taylor said.
The junior chose Auburn over a handful of other schools, including Tennessee, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia and Nebraska.
Last season, Taylor, a Class 4A first-team selection and the Limestone County MVP, rushed 105 times for 1,173 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also returned 10 kickoffs for 545 yards.
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