LINCOLN — Sophomore Cam Taylor is game for playing any position in the secondary — and defensive backs coach Travis Fisher is game to play him at any of them, too.
Taylor looked good in three plays at cornerback, Fisher said. The next three plays at safety, Taylor plays just as well.
“As he learns a lot, he’s going to find a home,” Taylor said.
For the spring, Taylor will play corner, nickel and safety, where Nebraska lost its top three tacklers.
“I really just want to help everything as much as I can,” said Taylor, who finished with 12 tackles and three pass breakups in 2018. “It doesn’t matter where I play on the field — as long as I make an impact.”
The 6-foot, 205-pounder said an offseason in NU’s weight room has given him confidence. Taylor suffered two knee injuries in high school and hasn’t been able to lift the way he’s wanted until now. He also knows the defense better than he did during last season. Because Taylor was a May 2018 arrival, this will be his first spring practice with the Huskers.
Taylor’s vibrant, high-energy style hasn’t changed.
“I just come with that fire,” Taylor said. “Adding everything to the DB room that needs to be. I know we’ve got older guys in the room that’s leading the way. I’m just adding a little more kick to it. That’s it. Keeping everybody intact. They always can’t be perfect, so when they’re not perfect I stay on top of them. When I’m not perfect, they stay on top of me.”