The Georgia Tech football program dipped into a familiar high school in New Orleans on Thursday, receiving a commitment from safety Nick Turner.
Safety prospect Nick Turner had decided to end his recruitment on Wednesday, the class of 2020 prospect committed to the Yellow Jackets. Turner is a standout for Brother Martin High School in New Orleans which is the same high school that produced current Yellow Jackets, Bruce Jordan Swilling and Tre Swilling.
A 6-foot-0, 184-pound safety, Turner is the Yellow Jackets 15th commitment overall in the 2020 recruiting class and their second in two days. On Wednesday, Atlanta native and three-star defensive end Kyle Kennard committed t the Jackets.
Like Kennard, Turner is a three-star prospect as well, ranked as a top-800 player nationally, top-50 safety, and a top-40 player in the state of Louisiana. He is the third defensive back to commit to the Jackets in this cycle joining the Jackets top ranked commitment Miles Brooks (Trinity Christian Academy – Jacksonville, FL) and Jalen Huff (Buford – Buford, GA). He is the first safety of the group, however.
Turner amassed 14 scholarship offers according to his 247Sports profile from a mixture of Group of 5 and Power 5 programs. He did receive notable offers, however, from Penn State, Tennessee, and Virginia. Turner’s commitment to the Jackets just comes a week after taking an unofficial visit to The Flats on June 5th.
The Jackets currently have seven scholarship safties on their roster for 2019 and are expected to lose at least one safety in Christian Campbell to graduation. Turner will most likely be a redshirt candidate his first year on campus before potentially making an impact in his redshirt freshman season in 2021.