New in-state offer: 2020 LB Jordan Turner

Submitted by Magnus on January 19th, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Farmington (MI) Farmington tight end/linebacker Jordan Turner was offered by Michigan today. He's 6'3", 210 lbs. and has offers from Boston College, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, Pitt, Purdue, and others. He's ranked as a 3-star, the #39 outside linebacker, and #479 overall.

Here's a link to his Hudl highlights (LINK).


Frank Chuck

January 19th, 2019 at 5:09 PM ^

If the coaches could do it over again, they would take David Reese.

Reese wanted to enroll early but the coaches didn't want him to be an early enrollee so he decommitted. One of the spots went to Ahmir Mitchell who washed out for being a headcase.

Reese ended up being a very good player at Florida.

Random fact: Florida has two players with the name David Reese: one is the LB from Michigan and the other is a DB.


January 19th, 2019 at 5:15 PM ^

Looks like good potential. The kid plays hard, good speed, quick feet, plays well through traffic...likes playing his frame. Pretty good for a 16 year old kid.


January 20th, 2019 at 8:06 AM ^

How is it a false equivalency? Ohio State has a starting linebacker with similar offers to Turner.

Nobody said anything about the rest of the recruits on the team. The point is that not every player needs to be an Alabama/Clemson/USC-level recruit in order to win a conference championship.

Blue Middle

January 20th, 2019 at 2:12 AM ^

AJ Dillon was not a top 100 recruit to 247. He was #234. 

You will never let it go. This is a top 500 player. Clemson takes guys like this every year. Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t take only 4* recruits and fill classes. Is Clemson not good enough?

Your delusion has gone plaid. 


January 20th, 2019 at 11:51 AM ^

What's funny about this is Penn State has 20 commitments this year and 17 of them are 4 stars or higher, but it's too much to ask Michigan not to sign a class where half their signees are 3 stars because "we can't." It's amazing how every year we lose to OSU and fail to win the B1G and people still think nothing needs to change when it comes to recruiting. How many more L's do we need to ring up before people pull their heads out of their behinds. By the way I have no problem with this offer it's too early to know what is commitable and what isn't and the rankings will fluctuate a bunch, I'm speaking more in macro terms. It's not delusion it's reality. 


January 20th, 2019 at 1:16 PM ^

Over a five year cycle, we are recruiting better than Penn State by composite average. Not by much, but we are #2 in the B1G by composite average over five years. Our problem isn’t recruiting - we could recruit slightly better but then we’d be ahead of Clemson - our problem is just not getting over the fucking hump. Beating Ohio State, B1G Championship, CFP berth, etc. We are right there. Because Michigan offered the #439 ranked player in the country isn’t why we lose. 


January 20th, 2019 at 4:53 PM ^

Agree and it's probably why Franklin is 1-4 against Michigan. We clearly have an OSU problem and we are not recruiting better them over the same 5 year period. I have no problem with this offer for the record, but this class already has 5 commits and none are in the top 247. Last years class had 14 three stars, an absurd number given Seth's report on how many of our 3 stars go on to make the NFL. People keep bringing up Clemson, but Clemson's recruits the DL and skill positions better than almost anyone in the country in terms of 5 stars and top 100 talent. They also run a modern offense and play in a conference where no other team recruits even in the same zip code as them. And lastly their player retention rate is absurd. They don't lost guys like Drew Singleton, and James Hudson, and Aubrey Solomon. Michigan ain't signing guys like Deshaun Watson, Trevor Lawrence, and DJ Ugalielei at QB. What's sad is Lloyd Carr recruited QB better than Harbaugh has. UM had a great 2017 WR class but Clemson does that every year. They would never sign guys like Kent or Johnson or Bell.

After the debacle to end the season it's not really a debate anymore. UM needs to modernize the offense which they appear to have done and they need a slight uptick in recruiting if they want to beat OSU consistently. You'd think after losing 16 of 18 people would realize that but I guess not. 


January 20th, 2019 at 10:48 PM ^

Only an idiot would think that's my argument.

My point is that recruiting rankings don't by themselves guarantee victory—general strategy, in-game coaching, and player development also matter.

You're continually screeching that the reason Michigan can't beat OSU is because our recruiting classes suck in comparison to OSU's. Somehow, MSU, Purdue, and Wisconsin all have more victories over OSU in the Tressel-Meyer era than we do, even though the only time one of those programs had a higher-ranked class than Michigan was one of the MSU classes back during the RR or Hoke years.