Fred Taylor’s son is first recruit with his own app

Cameron Smith

Big fan of top Class of 2013 running back Kelvin Taylor? There's an app for that.

No, really. There's an app for that.

Glades Central School running back Kelvin Taylor

According to the Palm Beach Post, Taylor, the son of longtime NFL star running back Fred Taylor, is the first high school prospect to have a smartphone application dedicated entirely to him. The new app -- which is currently free and available for all Android phones -- will send the newest Taylor-related photos, videos and, yes, tweets -- to your phone as they pop up.

The rising junior running back at Glades (Fla.) Day School has turned heads since he burst onto the scene as an eighth-grade varsity player. He is less than 2,500 yards shy of the Florida state career rushing record of 8,804 yards, which is currently held by NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith.

If Taylor remains healthy for the next two seasons, his story is likely to get even more national attention … with his app getting more and more traffic as a result.

The Palm Beach Post reported that a ZenForce Media developer was commissioned to build the app by Fred Taylor, who saw an ability to put his son on the new frontier of recruiting as an ideal opportunity for the family.

In the two weeks since the app was launched, it has reportedly been downloaded 180 times from the Android app market, with plans to eventually launch an iPhone version of the app in the coming weeks.

Whether or not the app continues to land downloads at the rate it has been, it will remain a landmark initiative for an individual recruit, and something the Taylor family can always look back on as another watershed moment for one of Florida's favorite football families.

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