Alabama confirms RB Taylor is transferring
Alabama has confirmed that running back Jamar Taylor of Lakeland has left its football program and is transferring.
The Times has confirmed that USF received a release from Alabama to speak with Taylor, who was on USF's campus Tuesday. Taylor enrolled at Alabama in January after helping Lakeland to another state championship last fall, but is said to be transferring to be closer to his family in Lakeland. USF would seek a hardship waiver that would allow him to play this fall rather than sit out the year as most transfers must do. Taylor was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 25 running back recruit in the nation last year.
Again, USF has a short window of time in which to get Taylor accepted into school, but if his academics were in good enough standing to graduate from Lakeland a semester early, that's an encouraging sign. Check back here for more on this story as it develops.