A.J. Turman, a top running back recruit from Orlando (Fla.) Boone High School, is set to make his college commitment Tuesday. Turman, a three- or four-star recruit depending on the service, has received interest from quite a few schools, including Georgia, Florida State, Tennessee, Auburn and Miami.
Im excited to tell every one what college i will be attending. Tuesday #finallytime— AJ Turman (@AJtman25) November 12, 2012
He spoke with ESPN about his upcoming decision:
"I wanted to get my decision done with three weeks ago and I had a good feeling about where I wanted to go, but I had not taken my final trip to Georgia yet," Turman said. "My parents wanted to wait until after that trip to make my decision. I felt the same after the visit, so I figured since the season was over I should get it out of the way."
Turman was in Athens on Nov. 3, the weekend Georgia took on Ole Miss. The 6-foot, 200-pound running back stayed on campus with his family until Monday morning, and upon his return, sat down with his parents to discuss his options. Turman says they helped him narrow it down by discussing the schools and coaches at each program.
Where will he commit?
In the article, Turman mentions that he is being recruited hard by all of the schools mentioned above. However, it is believed that Florida State might not accept a commitment from him at this time, as it is still in pursuit of Alex Collins, the talented runner out of Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) South Plantation High School.
Meanwhile, Tennessee and Auburn have real questions about the future of their coaching staffs. How much will that uncertainty weigh on Turman's decision?
And Miami hasn't been recruiting Turman all that hard, according to a source close to the situation, and may have higher targets on its board. It is unknown whether Miami would accept his commitment at this time.
That leaves Georgia. The Bulldogs do not have a commitment from a running back in the class of 2013 after losing Derrick Henry to Alabama. Georgia features a downhill, no-frills running game and would fit Turman's skill set fairly well.
We'll see where he commits Tuesday evening.