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Stud 2020 WR Darin Turner Commits to LSU

Big time receiver prospect commits to LSU early.

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Yesterday, one of the top recruits in the nation from the 2020 class gave his verbal pledge to LSU:

The Memphis native has been on the radar since taking an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge last November. The rising sophomore is already listed at 6-3.5 and 205 pounds, which is likely where the “M3gatron” (a la former Georgia Tech and Detroit Lions great Calvin Johnson) allusion comes from. Turner joins top 247 athlete Kris Abrams-Draine, who committed earlier this month.

Here are Turner’s 2017 highlights:

Straight away, you can tell what a big, physical specimen Turner is on tape. He stands out among his peers and he’s likely not yet done growing. What really stands out to me is how fluid he is athletically. A lot of times young, big athletes can be a bit goofy as they try and figure out their growing bodies, but Turner is really a smooth athlete. It’ll be interesting to see how big he grows. Assuming he stays lean enough to remain at receiver, he’s got five-star potential. This is a big guy that can run and jump and looks natural as a pass catcher. Route running and refining the mechanics of being a receiver will come in time. Turner has all the physical tools a program would value at the position.

The question is, can LSU hang on for two seasons? LSU already has a commitment from 2019 Memphis defensive back Maurice Hampton, which should help their case. LSU is now holds two four-star commitments in the 2020 class, both out of state prospects, getting their class out to a fast start. We’ll check back in two years and see how they finish.