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There were a few depth chart changes on Monday before the matchup with Northern Illinois. One of the biggest changes is that sophomore Cam Taylor-Britt is now listed as the No. 1 safety alongside Marquel Dismuke. The versatile Taylor-Britt has found a new home in the secondary. He figures to be hard to keep off the field from here on out.
Taylor-Britt’s versatility has drawn praise from Nebraska’s coaches. The way he entered the program last year with maturity has helped him become a leader on and off the field.
This early success for the Alabama native does come as a bit of a surprise. It feels like it was a long time ago given all that has happened over the last two seasons of Husker football but think back to Taylor-Britt as a recruit. He held over 15 scholarships and was 3-star prospect on all the recruiting services. A quarterback in high school, he was tough to project at the college level. Taylor-Britt had a final two of Nebraska and Missouri.
Husker fans sure are glad he didn’t pick the old Big 12 foe.
— Cam Juice🧃™️ (@CamTaylorBritt5) September 9, 2019
Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher saw him as a defensive back all the way. Playing quarterback in high school has helped his transition to defensive back.
“Yeah, just a little bit,” Taylor-Britt said. “I try to look at the shoulders of the quarterback, their directional delivery keys. What Coach [Frost] tells us. It kind of helps me out just because I did play quarterback. I kind of know some of the things happening.”
Taylor-Britt has made plays through the Huskers’ first two games of the 2019 season. He is currently third on the team in tackles. He has an interception, two tackles for loss, a sack and three forced fumbles.
The praise for Taylor-Britt continued on Monday from Coach Scott Frost.
“Cam is a good player,” Frost said. “He does a great job and he’s one of our leaders. He has played nickel, he’s played corner, and now he is going to be pressing duty a little bit at safety, and he can still play other places. We trust him at just about every spot and that is why he has a Blackshirt.”
There will be a lot more written about Taylor-Britt during his time at Nebraska if the start to his career is any sign. What we need to acknowledge is the job Fisher did recruiting him, as well as identifying the best spot for him. It’s a safe call the former quarterback is one of Nebraska’s best recruiting evaluations so far.
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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.