Mag: Sony Michel, Kelvin Taylor run Florida

Florida's Sony Michel (left) and Kelvin Taylor are two of the nation's top running backs. RIKU/ESPNHS

Copies of the ESPNHS Florida magazine start hitting schools (or homes) this week, and running backs Kelvin Taylor of Glades Day and Sony Michel of Plantation American Heritage are on the cover. Check out this eyebrow-raising quote from Michel, a sophomore: “Everybody wants to go to the NFL. I want to be in the Hall of Fame.” Michel and Taylor are different kinds of backs and different kinds of kids, but they do have some surface similarities:

Each of them is arguably the nation’s top running back in his respective class. Each has started since the eighth grade, putting up crazy stats against older competition. Each will have a scholarship to a Division I powerhouse of his choosing. Each is 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds. And each hails from South Florida.

But perhaps the most jarring similarity, at least to the other football teams in the state? Neither is a senior.

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