UGA a family decision for Turman

After visiting several schools unofficially, running back A.J. Turman gave his verbal pledge to the Georgia Bulldogs. It was a family decision for the 6-foot, 200-pound standout from Boone (Orlando, FL). Both parents were very much involved in his decision and were thrilled with his choice. The Turmans talk about joining the UGA family right here.

A.J. Turman chose Georgia over Florida State, Tennessee, Miami, and Auburn. As exciting as the recruitment process was for him and his family, his parents feel relieved to have it behind them.

"It's like going to the prom every weekend. It's nice to dress up, but you're glad that you got there and it's all over," said Andrew J. Turman, A.J.'s father.

"(It's been) exciting, overwhelming, it's just one of things you can't prepare yourself for."

A.J.'s mother, Carla Turman, said she's very proud of the way her son handled the whole process and thrilled with his choice.

"It's been really exciting. A.J. has really taken this process as a humble man, he's really made the process very exciting for me," she said.

"We talked about all the different schools we visited – he's done all unofficial visits – so we took our time, we really were able to look at each school from a good perspective and make sure it was the right fit for him, and I think he did good."

The Turmans are very excited to be a part of the UGA family and feel it was the perfect choice for their son.

"I love Georgia, I love Georgia. Georgia Bulldogs all the way – I love ‘em," Carla Turman said.

"They greeted myself, my son, and my family well," said Andrew J. Turman.

"The coaching staff is outstanding. Coach Richt is a strong Christian man, he's got a very direct way of making himself know. I feel comfortable letting my child play for him and I think he'll watch over my child well."

While A.J.'s father feels confident Coach Mark Richt will take care of his son, he knows A.J. will be a great addition to the Bulldog program.

"A dedicated, hard-worker, who's willing to overcome whatever and work hard to be the best player he can be," he said.

A.J. and his family will officially visit Georgia on December 8th and have no plans to take any other visits.

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