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Miami defensive back Marshall Taylor to transfer to Auburn

Taylor will have one year of eligibility remaining as a Tiger after transferring as a graduate student.

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Another MAC product is transferring to the SEC in the hopes of raising their profile.

Miami's Marshall Taylor, who will graduate this May, is set to transfer to Auburn after committing in the middle of his official visit. Taylor had already made an OV to Louisville, and was set to visit Michigan State and Florida after Auburn, but cut his trip short after saying that "it just felt right" at Auburn.

In an interview with, Taylor stated that Auburn's pedigree, combined with his relationships with Auburn's defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff and current Auburn starter at defensive tackle (and childhood friend) Montravious Adams, was instrumental in bringing him to Toomer's Corner.

Taylor, standing at 6'4", 199 lbs. according to his Miami University Athletics bio, is a product from Crisp County High School in Cordele, GA, about 110 miles from Auburn's campus. Last season, Taylor made 10 starts in 11 spots at the cornerback spot, picking up 39 tackles and two interceptions, including a pick-six vs. Akron.

Taylor had a standout year as a true freshman, picking up 40 tackles and starting 5 of the 11 games he played in, leading the Miami freshmen in tackles. After being redshirted his sophomore year, he and Quinton Rollins assembled a stellar starting corner team, playing in and starting all 12 games. Taylor finished 2014 with 30 tackles, one interception, and nine pass breakups.

The move to Auburn will present a lot of potential intrigue for fans of the Mid-American Conference, as Gehrig Dieter, the Bowling Green receiver that paired with Roger Lewis to lead the Falcons offense the last two seasons, transferred to Alabama as a graduate student shortly after the season concluded. This means a potential Iron Bowl matchup for the two players, if the cards play themselves right.

Taylor will have to beat out a crowded Auburn backfield in order to see playing time, as there are seven players currently fighting for playing time.

Here is a highlight reel from his sophomore and junior seasons: