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Turman Starts Fast, Deciding On Visits

Orlando (Fla.) Boone running back A.J. Turman has rushed for over 200 yards in back-to-back games to start the year on a high note, however setting up official visits seems to be the only thing slowing him down.
Turman ran for over 260 yards and three scores in a pre-season contest against Orlando (Fla.) Olympic. Last Friday, he racked up 210 yards with two scores in a win over Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange.
As the season kicks into gear the 210-pound rusher is trying to decide where he will take his official visits this fall. Turman said, "I'm still figuring things out. I'm going to sit down with my parents and take a look at the schools that I'm interested in."
Will big-time facilities, a certain coaching staff, and academics play a role? Turman remarked, "Honestly all of the schools I've been to have great facilities, coaches, and academics. None of them stand out at the moment. They are all kind of the same."
This summer Turman visited Florida State, Georgia, and Tennessee. He stated distance wouldn't be a factor in his decision and all signs point to him staying in the southeast.
He will be keeping an eye on the depth chart and playing time at each program. Georgia has a pair of talented freshmen in Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall while Florida State has two sophomores contributing in Devonta Freeman and power back James Wilder, so that is something to keep an eye on. Tennessee picked up a huge win last week over N.C. State and the Vols may have helped themselves the most of the schools he has visited if the chance to play early is something he covets.
Turman rushed for over 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns a year ago. The four-star prospect indicated he would make a decision at the end of the season.