But when Turner got the 6-4, 320-pound Warford on the field last season, he was more than impressed.
"He is an awesome player. The film didn't do him justice," Turner said. "He's very athletic, very strong and just a devastating blocker. He just has great technique for a young player. I see nothing but great things ahead for him."
That's good news for Kentucky because the Madison Central junior verbally committed to UK this week just a day after his scholarship offer arrived from the Wildcats.
He was at Commonwealth Stadium last year when UK beat eventual national champion LSU. He also closely followed the Cats the rest of the season. He also attended Kentucky's camp last summer. All that let him know he wanted to be part of the UK program.
"I knew the program was good and it was close to home, too," Warford said. "It's the perfect place for me. I loved it when I was there."
He knows other schools are going to continue to recruit him and likely offer scholarships. However, he doesn't plan to intend any other camps this summer or take calls from other coaches.
"I am sticking with Kentucky. I am not going to any more camps or anything like that," Warford said. "They were really happy at Kentucky when I called them. I think they were surprised I would commit this early, but I knew it was the right thing to do.
"It wasn't really just the coaches that made me want to go to Kentucky. I watched a lot of games and I like the way they play. I really wanted to be part of that and I get to play in the SEC. It doesn't get any better than that?"
His cousin, cornerback Paul Warford, did "have an impact" on Larry Warford's decision.
"He told me to go where I felt comfortable and Kentucky was that place. He made it clear Kentucky was a great place to play," Larry Warford said.