Juniors to Watch: Jonathan Turner
School: Corona, Calif.
Size and Speed: Jonathan stands 6-foot-3, weighs in at 240 pounds and runs a 4.6 40-yard dash. He benches 305 pounds, squats 455 pounds, power cleans 325 pounds and has a very impressive 35-inch vertical jump.
Statistics: Turner had 112 tackles as a sophomore in 11 games and followed up that performance with a 103 tackle junior season in ten games.
Honors: Jonathan is a two-time all-league selection and was also all-county. As a junior, the talented linebacker from Corona was also League defensive MVP.
Favorite Schools: Jonathan is hearing from everybody. Just a partial list of schools showing interest is USC, Oregon, Washington, WSU, Syracuse, Colorado and UNLV. Grades will be close but with work he could predict.
The Skinny: Turner is one of the best linebacker prospects in southern California for the season of 2002. The scary thing about Jonathan is he has only been playing football for three years! He hasn’t to the game like a Duck takes to water. Interesting that the Ducks are one of many schools that are recruiting Turner.
Jonathan will be a starter all three seasons he has played the game. “Jonathan is a man amongst boys,” said Corona head coach John Brandum. “He’s very athletic and passes the eye test,” added Brandum.
Turner has all the talent to take him as far as he wants to go. He flies all over the field making play-after-play. Jonathan plays the game like a man possessed. When he’s on the field, Turner is all business. If Jonathan qualifies, he is the type of talent who could garner over 30 offers…
One More Before You Go:
Corona has a player who isn’t quite a sleeper, but he isn’t a household name either. Don’t forget the name of George Hill. Corona head coach John Brandum feels he is going to get a lot of recruiting action in 2002. Brandum stands 5-foot-10 ½, weighs in at 171 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. George was an all-league selection as a running back his sophomore season after rushing for 1,500 yards. His junior season was an injury-plagued affair and he only played in eight games. Still Hill rushed for 1,100 yards as a junior. George is a multi-purpose back who also added 154 receiving yards in 2001. Hill has 28 career touchdowns. George projects as a wide receiver on the next level, but he has the skills to play defensive back. “Hill is a great young man with good character,” said Brandum. Hill is getting early recruiting action from Arizona, ASU, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Mountain West schools…