Turman's coach on UGA commit

Running back A.J. Turman gave his verbal pledge to the Bulldogs and his coach knows UGA is getting a good one. Boone (Orlando, FL) running backs coach Jermel Jones has coached Turman for the last year and says he's seen him improve tremendously in the short time they've worked together. Jones talks about what kind of guy the Bulldogs are getting in Turman right here.

"Georgia is getting a fabulous young man, not only a great athlete, but a great young man," Jones said of 2013 running back A.J. Turman.

"I believe Georgia's program will be blessed by having A.J. committed to them."

Jones expects the 6-foot, 200-pound Boone standout to fit right in to the Bulldog offense.

"I think he'll be able to contribute a great deal, coming from an offense like Boone runs," he said.

"They're hard-nosed, they believe in running the ball hard with big backs. A.J. is a great, big-sized back that can take the pounding and also has the speed to get in and out of his cuts to make the long touchdowns for them."

Jones has only coached Turman for one season, but he's seen him make big improvements during that time, especially when it comes to his cuts.

"When we first met, A.J., he'd run into a brick wall. Now, he knows how to maneuver and get around that brick wall," Jones said.

"He's progressed well, and that lets me know that whatever type of coach he gets, he'll be able to adapt to the type of coaching he's getting because he works hard until he gets it down precisely."

It's that work ethic and humble attitude that has made Jones' experience working with Turman so enjoyable and Jones knows the Georgia coaches will enjoy working with him too.

"It's been a blessing to me to coach a young man like him."


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