Louisville landed their Running Back for the 2022 class yesterday with Maurice Turner announcing his commitment. Turner is a 3-star Athlete from Georgia who lists himself at 5-9/179 pounds. He was recruited by Derrick Nicholson, Gunter Brewer, and Derail Sims but it sounds like Scott Satterfield was personally involved here.
UofL wanted one Running Back in this class and had a handful of guys that they worked out in person. Turner made a visit in late June and spent the full day visiting and working out for the coaches. There’s a good chance that the workout is when Satterfield became more involved with his recruitment. Turner also holds offers from UCF, Tennessee, and Cincy.
Louisville is getting another speedy player on offense as Turner runs a 4.47 forty and reportedly put up a 4.2 shuttle at a camp this summer. His highlights make it obvious that he has great versatility as he caught 40 passes as a junior. Turner has the frame to put on 10-15 pounds which would put him right around the size of the Running Backs Satterfield did well with at App State. They want guys that can hit the home run plays in the open field and Turner has that type of ability. The added factor of him being able to play the slot should help with their goal of expanding the roles of the Running Backs in the passing game.
Turner deleted a tweet where he tagged Kirby Smart and a parody Jimbo Fisher account while clipping the first and third play of the below video. On the two plays he highlighted, he’s running right past Texas A&M commit Deyon Bouie who is a top-60 player nationally and the fifth-ranked player in the state of Georgia. It stood out to me that he wanted to make a point about his own skills but it’s also kind of nice to see him beat one of the better players in the country fairly easily.