Georgia RB Might Land in Tiger Town

Tommy Bowden has his eye on a super quick running back from the state of Georgia and while several traditional SEC powers remain hot on his trail, the Tigers are still in prime position to win the services of this fine student-athlete come February. We will continue to follow the record setting progress of this Blue Chipper throughout the 2001 season.

Nick Turner, a running back from Atlanta is one of the best pure athletes coming out of the state of Georgia this year.

Nick has gained over 5000 yeards and scored 50 touchdowns in his career at Washington High School, and the expectations will continue to be high for one of the Top 50 players in the state of Georgia this upcoming season.

The 6-0, 190 pounder has 4.4 speed to go along with a 270 bench, 32 inch vertical leap, 505 squat, and a 3.0 GPA (projected as full qualifier). Last season, as an all-state performer, he rushed for 1997 yards and scored 27 TDs. He also returned four punts for TD's and had six interceptions in just four games on defense. Nick is expected to have a bigger role on defense this season since he will be starting at free safety.

Turner currently has offers from Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina, Clemson, Miami, Michigan State and others.

The main factors on choosing a school will be: "where I feel the most comfortable, the environment, teammates, and where my parents feel I should go. I'm going to take all my visits, and then decide right before signing day. I'll start narrowing down my list as the season draws to a close."

With all of the athletic ability this kid possesses, the sky is the limit. Several experts think that Nick could be a cornerback or receiver for a major Division 1-A football program, but right now he'll play both ways at Washington High School and continue his assault on the Georgia record books. With his quickness, the possibilities are endless, he could play one of 3 positions in Clemson uniform (RB, DB, or WR), it just depends on where his talents could be utilized the most.

Tommy Bowden would love to add another speedster like Turner to the recruiting equation. Everything we've heard indicates that Turner will stay close to home and wind up at either Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina or Clemson.

One thing is for sure, there will be a lot of teams battling out for this young man's services in February.

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