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The Final Cockdown: #25 A.J. Turner

Is the redshirt freshman ready to carry some of playmaking load for the Gamecocks offense?

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A.J. Turner

RS Freshman
Running Back
5-10 / 195 lbs.
Clifton, VA

Recruitment

Varied as a three and four star prospect with over 20 FBS offers, it was thought he would wind up at either Virginia or Michigan St. until South Carolina made a run at him.

Veiwed as a four-star by Rivals.com, the Virginia native rushed for close to 1,300 yards with 32 touchdowns his junior season. He missed the majority of his senior season with a wrist injury.

College Career

Turner redshirted his first season for the Gamecocks and hasn’t seen much of any ame action the past two seasons.

2016 Outlook

Turner looks to be one of those dark house prospects that could easily burst onto the scene as a playmaking threat for the Gamecocks this season. His speed and pass-catching ability is just too much for Kurt Roper and the Gamecocks’ offensive coaches to ignore.

While there’s probably some rust to shake off after missing action in 2014 and 2015, Turner should be primed to excite fans and gets his named tossed around the bleachers of Williams-Brice.

It’s not a crowded room of known playmakers for the Gamecocks, but Turner has the skill level to become a member. We should all be excited we have this guy backing up vet David Williams.