Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A.J. Turman talks UGA visit, future
By Corey Long
It was another successful trip to Athens, Ga., for ESPN 300 running back A.J. Turman. The 6-foot, 205-pound senior watched Georgia inch closer to an SEC East Division title and brought his parents with him.
"It was a great trip, I enjoyed myself and my parents enjoyed it too," Turman said. "Everyone’s very friendly there; it’s a very family-like atmosphere all around campus.
"We spent more time with some of the academic advisors and going over the curriculum at the school. They did a good job of explaining the process of selecting a major. We saw a few other things as well. Overall it was a productive trip."
Turman kept a close eye on the action and the way Georgia used freshman running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. He said that the offense is friendly to running backs and there is room for another body in the rotation.
"It’s a great pro-style power run offense and the running backs have to run and catch and stay in and block," Turman said. "So it’s the perfect mix for any running back that wants to be a complete player."
Turman says he’s high on Georgia and the feeling appears to be mutual. However, the Bulldogs are also continuing to recruit ESPN 150 running back Alvin Kamara and ESPN 300 running back Ashton Shumpert. Turman, who is also looking at Tennessee, Miami and Florida State, says he’s in no rush.
"They are looking at me and comparing me to a couple of other backs," Turman said. "I understand the process and I’m not really going to rush things. Tennessee is going to take two running backs there class and it’s the same situation."
Turman says he still hasn’t planned any of his official visits. He has visited Georgia and Tennessee and plans to attend the Florida-Florida State game in late November.