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Louisiana defensive end Byron Turner Jr. signs with Florida State

Deliver the Boot!

Byron Turner Jr./Twitter

The Florida State Seminoles have secured the signature of an overlooked and underrated defensive lineman for the 2021 class:

Byron Turner Jr., who committed to Florida State in July, made it official today by signing with the Seminoles during the Early Signing Period:

Florida State went into St. Augustine High School in New Orleans to sneak away the gifted pass rusher, who earned the nickname “The Boogie Man”. He is ranked as the 409th player nationally, 27th best SDE, and 12th best player in Louisiana. Turner chose FSU over 30 other offers, including Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and Ole Miss, among others.

Turner stands a shade under 6’4” and weighs around 240 pounds, with a non-stop motor and a penchant for physicality. In comparing him to former Seminole Tank Carradine, Tomahawk Nation’s CoachAB noted:

Turner has serious length, with a 6’6” wingspan and an understanding on how to use his arms to cause headaches for the quarterback.

See what CoachAB is talking about and check out Turner’s highlights for yourself:

In an interview with TN’s Josh Pick, Turner spoke of his love for the garnet and gold:

Florida State’s staff has devoted serious effort into recruiting Louisiana, spearheaded by Coach David “YAC” Johnson. Turner is an underrated defensive lineman who could very well develop into a starter and another shining example of FSU’s attempts to deliver the Boot to Tallahassee.

From his FSU bio:

DE | 6-4 | 237



Four-star prospect and No. 7 overall in Louisiana according to ESPN…ranked No. 20 nationally among weak-side defensive ends and 12th among Louisiana prospects by Rivals…rated as nation’s No. 27 strong-side defensive end and Louisiana’s No. 12 prospect on 247Sports Composite…ranked 23rd nationally at his position and 13th in Louisiana by 247Sports…earned all-district recognition his senior year after helping lead St. Augustine to quarterfinal round of state playoffs…recorded 102 tackles, including 29.0 for loss with 13.0 sacks, as a junior to help Purple Knights advance to quarterfinal round of state playoffs…also contested shot put for St. Augustine’s track and field team.