This is the second part of a series I will be doing on 2013 prospects that have Florida State offers. If you missed the first part of my series, link You wont find a breakdown like this on any other Florida State site when it comes to 2013 prospects this early. Today we look at Boone High School Running Back Aaron "AJ" Turman.
Offers: Boston College, North Carolina State, Florida State, UCF and Florida Atlantic
2010 Stats- 1,511 yards and 15 TD's.which is a school rushing record 2011 stats- 1167 yards and 12 TDs on 160 carries
Evaluation of AJ Turman: Turman is a very good college running back prospect with a coveted size to speed ratio and overall very impressive physical tools to develop. Has a taller, well-built frame that looks like it could still fill out to the 220-pound range. Physically imposing running back. Hits the hole with great burst, going north-south with very little wasted lateral movement. A three down running back who has been know to lay out blitzing linebackers. Needs to work better on catching the ball out of the backfield. Limited agility back who would prefer lowering his shoulder then dancing in the hole. One of the best size to speed ratio running backs in Florida. Dominates against top Florida competition playing in 8A. Top 30 player in Florida in my opinion for the 2013 class
Background on AJ Turman: Plays with Florida State Wide Receiver commit Marvin Bracy at Boone High School. Starter since his freshman year which is very rare at Boone HS. Boone HS Head Coach Phil Zigler said this of Turman "I coached Stacey Mack, who played here and in the NFL. He will be better and that's saying a lot because I love Stacey." Earned his Florida State offer at Jimbo Fisher Camp once he ran a sub 4.5 40. Runs the 100 meters in under 11 seconds. Trained by former Florida State sprinter Ricky Argro who also trains Marvin Bracy. Multiple clients of Argro have gone on to play football at Florida State. Visited Auburn and Florida State who are consider his favorites for games this year.
Additional Highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py9A9K5YIbw