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Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher is high on sophomore defensive back Cam Taylor’s potential on the field. The second-year player showed flashes of that potential on Saturday’s last season and now looks poised to make another jump in 2019. Taylor seems to have those intangibles that coaches love.
“Just having Cam in the room . . . He’s a born leader,” Fisher said. “He’s great to have in the room. He was like that as a true freshman. I give a lot of credit to his mom and dad, they’ve done a great job.”
It should be of no surprise that Taylor has also taken a liking to being a player host for recruits. Like fans and the coaches, Taylor gets just as excied when a player chooses Nebraska.
“It’s pretty exciting to know that I had an impact on the program,” Taylor said. “We don’t want players that will bring us down. We want them to lift us up. Coach asks me all the time how I like players and if I see them fitting in our system. I give him an honest answer because I’m with them the whole weekend. It feels pretty good to know I made an impact on them coming here and making a life decision.”
There are handful of defensive backs on the way this summer. Myles Farmer, Javin Wright, Noa Pola-Gates and Quinton Newsome will soon join Fisher’s room. Taylor has been in contact with those guys to let them know what to expect.
“Some of them were my recruits when they came on their visits. Wandale was my recruit, Noa was my recruit. A couple more too,” Taylor said. “I did a pretty good job recruiting, trying to get some ‘dawgs’ here. I have been in touch with those guys though to let them know when they come in to be ready to work.
“Nothing will be given to you. Coach Fisher is a tough coach. You have to do your best out there every day.”
It may seem like a small thing but getting players this involved in peer recruiting from the start of their time on campus is a great sign for Nebraska. When the players are policing the culture being set and giving input on potential future teammates, good things are bound to happen.
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— Evan Johnson (@Evan_Johnson2) March 6, 2019
>> Nebraska 2021 offensive tackle target Teddy Prochazka picked up an invite to the Nike Opening.
Thankful for receiving an invite to the Nike Opening ✔️ pic.twitter.com/a1dTPVvUDZ
— Teddy Prochazka I ⁶⁴ (@TeddyProchazka) March 7, 2019
>> Remember when new defensive line coach Tony Tuioti said he was excited to have the ability to recruit junior colleges? He made another JUCO offer, this time to Ali Gaye from Garden City.
>> Incoming freshman Michael Lynn is continuing to get his work in as he gets ready to join the team this summer.
— Michael Lynn (@MichaelLynn77) March 7, 2019
>> Nebraska baseball is preparing for a matchup with another ranked opponent.
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Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.