Michigan reels in their top target at running back.
Aux arms! [Photo: Christopher Nee/247 Sports]
As expected for over a month now, D.J. Turner (not the Maryland receiver) committed to Michigan in an announcement planned long before half of his generation decided to do the same. Now it's public!
110% COMMITTED〽️〽️ pic.twitter.com/w0VyU5mGCV
— DJ Turner II (@djturner_2019) June 25, 2018
He's a long-armed, heady, versatile 3.5-star sort whom Michigan identified as a top target—he was one of the first 2019 cornerbacks Michigan offered, according to Steve Lorenz, and Chris Partridge stayed on the Georgia prospect the whole way.
|3*, 88, #41 CB, #49 GA, #450 Ovr||4*, 80, #23 CB, #154 Southeast, #37 GA||3*, 5.7, #52 CB, #47 GA||3*, .8817, #41 CB, #47 GA, #439 Ovr|
Turner was a 4-star for most of the process until 247 dropped him from #280 to the mid-400s; their ranking is now almost exactly in line with the Composite, with ESPN the only site still clinging to the post 2016 season impression. That came after a move to free safety in a loaded secondary (he's one of three recruits from his school ranked around the same area), even though that move led quite directly to North Gwinnett's first-ever state championship (of the new 7A level).
He's listed anywhere from 5-10 to 6-0, and 165 to 180, with an "official" (i.e. what he wrote down himself) measurement from The Opening of 6-0/165 as of March. We'll split the difference and call him 5-11/165 though as you can see with the favored photo he's got arms for days, a point that gets brought up often in scouting reports. Also brought up in scouting reports: Versatility!
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