WI RB Jonathan Taylor rushes into elite company

PASADENA, Calif. —  According to the Associated Press, It is no longer a question of where Jonathan Taylor ranks among the greatest running backs to play at Wisconsin for assistant coach John Settle. To Settle, Taylor has put himself alongside the best ever to play college football. “I’ve said once if there were a Mount Rushmore of college running backs, he would be on it,” Settle said. “I think he’s that good. I think he’s put himself in that company with the Herschel Walkers and Bo Jacksons and some of the guys, the Heisman Trophy winners that have come before him, Ricky Williams, some of those guys.” Taylor, the seventh FBS player with 6,000 career yards rushing and the first to reach the mark in three seasons, will get to show his greatness in the Rose Bowl against Oregon in what could be the final college game for the junior. He will then have to decide whether to declare for the NFL draft or use his final season of eligibility with a chance to become the most prolific rusher in FBS history. Taylor insists he has not made up his mind.