Class of 2018
Position: Running Back
Top Offers: Georgia, Miami, Tennessee
Notre Dame has mined powerhouse Buford High School before when it landed three-star Darius Walker nearly 15 years ago. More recently, the Irish got former walk-on quarterback Montgomery VanGorder from the same program. Let’s skip over Omar Hunter’s recruitment and flip to Florida, shall we? Turner’s recruitment is under-the-radar for a prospect with 20-plus offers. The interest from Wisconsin is notable considering how well the Badgers evaluate and develop running backs. Do the Irish need a second running back in this class? Maybe not. But landing one would give Notre Dame some insurance at a volatile position.
“We really haven’t narrowed it down yet, but I’m excited for it.” – Turner on his recruitment in late January
There isn’t much of any. Turner has some A-list offers, but he’s also interested in checking out Wisconsin and N.C. State. Basically, Turner seems wide open.
Two, maybe. The Irish already have Markese Stepp on board and enrolled C.J. Holmes last cycle. Considering Deon McIntosh moved to receiver, the Irish will have just one running back in the sophomore class this fall in Tony Jones Jr. The need for a second back probably comes down to Josh Adams potentially turning pro after this season. While that’s a stretch, it’s not out of the realm either. The Irish could have five scholarship backs on the roster in 2018 if everybody returns and Stepp sticks. That would make Turner a sixth, which is a big number.
Markese Stepp (committed), T.J. Pledger, Keaontay Ingram