USC football recruiting: Son of Notre Dame All-American names Top 12

USC football defensive backs. (Harry How/Getty Images)
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Four-star cornerback Bobby Taylor announced USC football in his Top 12 schools for 2022

USC football has the chance to turn an Irish legacy into a Trojan if they can manage to stay in contention for Bobby Taylor.

The four-star cornerback took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to announce his Top 12 schools as his recruitment for the class of 2022 heats up.

“I’ve decided that I will focus on the 12 universities shown above. I plan to commit after I have completed my Junior year of school academically & athletically,” Taylor wrote.

The other schools in the running for Taylor include ASU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State, Arkansas, Auburn and Baylor.

Why does USC football want Bobby Taylor?

Taylor is a four-star cornerback in the 247Sports rankings, sitting 28th among corners and 32nd in the state of Texas. Rivals rates him as a four-star as well.

Playing for Katy High School in Texas, Taylor will have a future Trojan for a teammate this year. Four-star running back Brandon Campbell, who committed to USC back in March, transferred to Katy this offseason.

USC cornerback coach Donte Williams is certainly working hard to fill up the secondary. The Trojans have four defensive back commits for 2021 including four-star athletes Calen Bullock, Anthony Beavers Jr. and Jaylin Smith, along with four-star safety Xamarion Gordon.

However, with just one pledge in 2022, there is definite work to do.

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Picking up Taylor would be particularly fun given the history of his family. It’s noteworthy that Notre Dame didn’t make the list for the corner. His father, Bobby Taylor, played for the Irish where he earned consensus All-American honors in 1994. He went on to play in the NFL with the Eagles for the better part of a decade.

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