As it stands right now, the Tigers do not have one single verbal commitment that could be considered as a tight-end at the Division 1-A level. Who can fill that void for Tommy Bowden in 2002?
How about Michael Turner, a bruising tight-end from Snellville, Georgia?
Turner is being recruited by several football powerhouses at the moment. Clemson, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio State, and Ole Miss all figure to be players in the recruiting process.
"I didn't visit Ohio State this weekend," said tight end Michael Turner. "I will visit Clemson (1-11) and Georgia (1-18). Right now, my two favorites Clemson and Georgia. I want to pick a place where I feel at home. Plus, I want to play on a team with a winning tradition. I go to Brookwood and that is how I was brought up. I want to win."
Arkansas and Clemson were the first two schools to offer Turner.
"I am a good blocker and we run most of the time. But I have good hands and I would consider myself a complete tight end."
Turner has great size for tight-end coming out of high school at 6'5, 250 lbs. He camped this summer at Michigan and can bench press 335 and squat 435.
On the season, he registered 10 receptions for 121 yards and 3 touchdown passes for a team that runs the football a lot more than they pass.
We will continue to keep you updated on Michael Turner as receive more information. Rest assured, he would be a welcome addition to the 2002 class at Clemson University.
2002 Profile: TE Michael Turner
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