Crimson Tide work in shorts and helmets and welcome eight newcomers to the practice field
2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirt during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A four-star prospect by ESPNU ... ranked as the site's No. 15 defensive tackle and the No. 9 player in the State of Alabama ... 247sports.com rates Taylor as the No. 33 offensive tackle with four stars and the state's 13th-best talent ... Scout.com ranks him as the No. 31 offensive tackle and gives him four stars while Rivals.com has him as the No. 26 defensive tackle ... No. 100 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 and 10th in the paper's Elite 18 (top 18 prospects in Alabama) ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection ... No. 11 on the Birmingham News' Super Seniors list ... the No. 12 player in the state of Alabama by SuperPrep ... played in the Alabama Mississippi All-Star Game ... honorable mention ASWA 6A All-State as a senior in 2011 ... recorded 30 tackles and four TFL in 2009 ... chose Alabama over Florida State, Auburn, Georgia and LSU.