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Turman Set To Announce Decision

Running back A.J. Turman from Boone High School in Orlando, Fla., will announce his college decision tonight at 6:30 eastern time.

Turman’s recruiting has been focused on Georgia, Tennessee and Florida State.

“All three of them are coming hard, so I’m not sure who I’d say is recruiting me the hardest,” Turman told the Orlando Sentinel last week.

Georgia, which received a visit from Turman earlier this month, is deep at running back. But the Bulldogs have impressed Turman with their 9-1 record this season.

“Georgia probably has the best program going on right now (among the schools he’s considering),” Turman said. “They’re winning a lot of games and I like all their coaches. They have a real solid offensive line and a good team and assistant coaches.”

The future of Tennessee’s coaching staff is in question. Head coach Derek Dooley isn’t expected to be retained next season. But it seems like the status of running backs coach Jay Graham is most important to Turman.

“(Dooley’s status) concerns me a little bit,” Turman said. “I hate to see them lose their coach but it doesn’t affect me that much because the running backs coach told me he would be staying.”

The proximity of Florida State is an advantage for the Seminoles.

“It’s close to home and I know a lot of people already up there,” Turman said. “A lot of kids I know go to school at FSU. I like the system they run with the running backs and it’s a nice program.”


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