Had 63 tackles and five interceptions as a safety as a senior…also outstanding as a receiver, he caught four touchdown passes…had 63 yard TD reception in season opener...second game of the year had 10 tackles on defense and caught a touchdown pass…had pass deflection on last play of the game to clinch win over rival Hoover High…had a touchdown reception in a state playoff victory as well…helped his team to a 9-3 record and second round of the playoffs….named honorable mention all-state as a defensive back by the Birmingham News… his father, Kevin Turner, played football with Swinney at Alabama…he went on to play eight years in the NFL with New England and Philadelphia …played his high school football for Buddy Anderson….also a member of the Vestavia Hills basketball team….selected Clemson over offer from UAB…recruited by Marion Hobby.
Mickey Plyler on Turner: I knew nothing of Turner until late in the process but his video looks pretty good. He seems to have nice size and range. I understand he is a really bright prospect as well. Hopefully this is more than just a feel good story. There will be opportunities to grab reps in a rebuilt secondary.
Reminds Plyler of: Chad Speck
Clemson offered on 1/21/16 and he committed on the same day.
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He has a 36 inch vertical jump, 245 pound bench press, 315 pound squat and a 11.5 100 meters.
Simpson highlights official visitors list for the weekend - 2 years ago Official visit season is upon us, and as National Signing Day nears and this weekend will see the Clemson coaching staff host its second of three official visit weekends. Last weekend Clemson welcomed all of its 2016 commits who weren’t already enrolled, plus Trayvon Mullen and Michail Carter. This weekend will only be a group of four, with the most notable attendee being John Simpson.Full Story »