Alabama safety commits to Clemson


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Nolan Turner - Safety
Height: 6-2   Weight: 190   Hometown: Vestavia Hills, AL (Vestavia Hills HS)   Class: 2016

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Turner is a big hitter at the safety position

Alabama safety Nolan Turner from Vestavia Hills, Alabama committed to Dabo Swinney on Thursday while the head coach was visiting him at his high school.

TigerNet spoke with Turner after he committed on Thursday and he was very excited to be part of the Clemson 2016 recruiting class.

"It was crazy. I couldn't believe it."

"I sat down with Dabo, and he started explaining to me how they had two of their safeties leave for the draft and another just transferred, and he was talking about how that opened up a scholarship," Turner said. "He told he was offering me a full scholarship to come play at Clemson. I didn't know what to say. I was speechless."

Turner decided to commit on the spot to Swinney and will visit Clemson this weekend.

He had an offer from UAB and Alabama had offered him a preferred walk-on opportunity. He had planned on going to Alabama before today's Clemson offer.

Previously, the Tigers had offered him a walk-on position during his junior season while seeing him at a few Clemson camps but Swinney had kept in touch with him throughout the recruiting process.

Turner was asked about his family's emotions now that he is a Clemson Tiger. "They all love Dabo so they are real excited. It was truly a blessing and a humbling experience for all of us. It will be a great opportunity for me to go play at Clemson."

Nolan's father Kevin was teammates at Alabama with Dabo Swinney.

He said that some of his football attributes were that he was a "tough kid, hard worker, someone that is going to outwork everybody."

Some physical measurables include a 36-inch vertical jump, 245-pound bench press, 315-pound squat and an 11.5 100 meters.

One source very close in the recruitment of Turner said that "he will be a great player" at Clemson.

As a senior, Turner had 63 tackles and five interceptions and was named All-State as an athlete (safety and receiver).


View more information on this prospect: TigerNet's Nolan Turner Recruiting Profile
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Football Recruiting Update: Alabama safety commits to Clemson
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Welcome aboard Nolan!***
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: Welcome aboard Nolan!***
M2
Note to the new kid: It's Coach Swinney...not Dabo.***
Noodle
I thought the same thing!***
93alum
since his father played with Dabo, it's possible he has
TIGERI
Re: Note to the new kid: It's Coach Swinney...not Dabo.***
cglace
Re: Note to the new kid: It's Coach Swinney...not Dabo.***
alfatiger
Re: Note to the new kid: It's Coach Swinney...not Dabo.***
4657
Re: Note to the new kid: It's Coach Swinney...not Dabo.***
fencebusters®
He ain't got no stars, but.........
ColumbiaTiger66
Agree!
va_tigerfan
Re: He ain't got no stars, but.........
orangebart2222®
Re: He ain't got no stars, but.........
tigrtom
Re: He ain't got no stars, but.........
sloansttavfan
Re: He ain't got no stars, but.........
tigerpcc
Great closing speed!
kiggity
Bet he got stars now!***
dattiger05
The next Hunter Renfrow.
Electric Orange
Well...
gtriple®
Re: Football Recruiting Update: Alabama safety commits to Clemson
erm1981
Can he be taught to turn around and pick balls off
ClemsonSCTiger
He!! Yes !!!!!!
carjack007®
I like the commitment
Bleedorange09
Wow
TigerDOZ®
Smart ball hawk, hits hard and wraps up. Good find.***
ColaTownTiger
Re: Smart ball hawk, hits hard and wraps up. Good find.***
TigerDOZ®
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SouthernTiger09
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Tigerdug23®
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tigeranne
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erm1981
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CUtigerlifer
hmmmmmm. No, I won't say it.***
Clemson81to85
Re: hmmmmmm. No, I won't say it.***
clemtiger117®
Then don't
Noonan®
Re: Football Recruiting Update: Alabama safety commits to Clemson
NorthCarolinaTiger
Looks like a headhunter...great closing speed, nose for the
Ridgeland Booster
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jarheadtiger®
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clemtiger117®
Welcome to Tigertown. Looking forward to seeing
Tiger5
Ben Boulware and Mackensie Alexander...
Rock_Paper_Tigers
Was thinking the same thing...
Starman57®
Re: Football Recruiting Update: Alabama safety commits to Clemson
kctigs81
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TedeschiTrucksBand
Shouldn't we be giving preferred walk on status to
CU''90
If I'm not mistaken, I think his dad is who Dabo did the
llamasnot
Re: If I'm not mistaken, I think his dad is who Dabo did the
alfatiger
Luke Kuechly Smart
Noonan®
The Kid had 5 Interceptions on a single season
ChestyPuller0311®
Re: Football Recruiting Update: Alabama safety commits to Clemson
ptctiger93
6'2" 180lbs - good size for a safety
Tigers2388
UH OH, legacy haters are not going to like this...***
1portroyalty
Amazing film...should be great after...
Carlsbad®
Dude can ball
bigut64
Re: Football Recruiting Update: Alabama safety commits to Clemson
I bleed orange
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ddclemson
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Dave75®
He reminds me of a bigger Renfro.
Coothater®
Special Teams?***
CoolBreeze864
Congrats Nolan!***
gopaws4
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CUALUM75
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4657
Re: Football Recruiting Update: Alabama safety commits to Clemson
mcdowecu
Kid can play - likes to strike people reacts quick - I like
clmsntgr1®

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