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  • Gators running back signee Kelvin Taylor rushed for 12,121 yards and a state-record 191 touchdowns during his career at Glades Day. / Gator Country photo by Mike Capshaw

Florida 2013 signee Kelvin Taylor

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Kelvin Taylor

School: Glades Day

Hometown: Belle Glades, Fla.

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 216 pounds

GC Composite Ranking: 21

Recruited by: Brian White

Notable: Early enrollee who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. Bench presses 335 and squats 475. Participated in the Under Armour All-American Game. Will continuing wearing the same number (21) at UF as his father, former Florida Gators and NFL running back Fred Taylor, who rushed for more 11,000 yards during his 13-year NFL career. Kelvin’s uncle, Jerry Campbell, quarterbacked Glades Day to a state championship in 1998. Rushed for 2,423 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior. Played on the varsity team as an eight grader. In five seasons, he rushed for 12,121 yards and a state-record 191 touchdowns. The total is second nationally by a high school player, just three yards behind Yulee (Fla.) High’s Derrick Henry, who’s headed to Alabama. However, the National Federation of State High School Associations only recognizes feats accomplished from grades 9-12, so Kelvin officially ranked sixth nationally in career rushing yards with 10,537. Won back-to-back Class 2A Player of the Year honors after leading Glades Day to state titles in 2009 and 2010. Committed to Florida on Feb. 18, 2012 after receiving offers from Alabama, Florida State, Miami and South Carolina, among others.

Quotable: “I’m going to work hard this spring. I’m going to be working on learning the playbook and working out this spring with (UF strength and conditioning) coach (Jeff) Dillman. But the main thing is to get around my new team and work hard every day on getting better as a team.” — Taylor told GatorCountry.com.

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Kelvin Taylor

School: Glades Day

Hometown: Belle Glades, Fla.

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 216 pounds

GC Composite Ranking: 21

Recruited by: Brian White

Notable: Early enrollee who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. Bench presses 335 and squats 475. Participated in the Under Armour All-American Game. Will continuing wearing the same number (21) at UF as his father, former Florida Gators and NFL running back Fred Taylor, who rushed for more 11,000 yards during his 13-year NFL career. Kelvin’s uncle, Jerry Campbell, quarterbacked Glades Day to a state championship in 1998. Rushed for 2,423 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior. Played on the varsity team as an eight grader. In five seasons, he rushed for 12,121 yards and a state-record 191 touchdowns. The total is second nationally by a high school player, just three yards behind Yulee (Fla.) High’s Derrick Henry, who’s headed to Alabama. However, the National Federation of State High School Associations only recognizes feats accomplished from grades 9-12, so Kelvin officially ranked sixth nationally in career rushing yards with 10,537. Won back-to-back Class 2A Player of the Year honors after leading Glades Day to state titles in 2009 and 2010. Committed to Florida on Feb. 18, 2012 after receiving offers from Alabama, Florida State, Miami and South Carolina, among others.

Quotable: “I’m going to work hard this spring. I’m going to be working on learning the playbook and working out this spring with (UF strength and conditioning) coach (Jeff) Dillman. But the main thing is to get around my new team and work hard every day on getting better as a team.” — Taylor told GatorCountry.com.

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