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2020 ILB Jordan Turner is a Badger

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The inside linebacker from Michigan will bring plenty of speed and strength the the Wisconsin defense.

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2020 Signee Jordan Turner

Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
ILB 6-foot-1 222 Farmington High School (Farmington, MI) 3-star; No. 30 ILB

Primarily playing various linebacker roles, and tight end for his high school team, Turner brings strength and athleticism to the field. While many of the teams recruiting him wanted him at outside linebacker because of his speed and burst into the backfield, he is projected to come into Wisconsin as an inside linebacker.

On film Turner demonstrates a strong ability to come downhill in pursuit and he is a sound tackler. He does a nice job of recognizing situations with his solid football intellect, which allows for him to react in a hurry. A very quick and athletic linebacker, Turner should be a player that not only sees time fairly early in the linebacker rotation, but could be a weapon in special teams given his skill set.

Rankings

  • 247 Composite: 3-stars; grade: .8630; No. 661 player in the nation; No. 30 ILB; No. 21 Mich.
  • 247 Sports: 3-stars; grade: 87; No. 629 player in the nation; No. 20 ILB; No. 21 Mich.
  • Rivals: 3-stars; 5.7 rating; No. 30 OLB; No. 14 Mich.
  • ESPN: 3-stars; grade: 75; No. 103 OLB; No. 122 Regional: No. 27 Mich.

Verbally committed on June 24, 2019

With family ties to Wisconsin, Jordan Turner decided to take an official visit to Madison the first weekend of June. He didn’t need too much time after to decide that becoming a Badger was the correct move for him.

Turner held a myriad of solid Power-5 offers, primarily from the Big Ten footprint and the ACC. His offers include Boston College, Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Washington State, and West Virginia.

He unofficially visited the majority of the top teams who offered him, in addition to an official visit to Purdue. In the end Wisconsin’s academic and gridiron success won out though for the Michigan product.

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Player bio (courtesy of UW Athletic Department)