Wisconsin Football’s class of 2020 continues to grow at a rapid pace as the Badgers landed outside linebacker Jordan Turner from Farmington (Farmington, Michigan) High School yesterday afternoon. Turner is the third linebacker to commit next year’s recruiting class, joining Nick Herbig and Cole Dakovich (who may play TE, but he’s listed at both) at the position. He is the 10th hard commit to the class of 2020.
Turner is rated as a three star linebacker by 247Sports and is the 18th rated player in the state of Michigan. Turner was recruited by a plethora of other schools in the Big Ten and other conferences. The linebacker took official visits to both Wisconsin and Purdue as well as unofficial visits to Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, and Northwestern according to Rivals.
At 6’3” 225 pounds Turner shows a lot of athleticism for his size, running a 4.84 official 40 yard dash. In Turner’s junior year highlights you can see his versatility as a linebacker. Turner isn’t afraid to get up in the hole and hit someone, but also has the ability to drop back and make plays in pass coverage. He also plays tight end at Farmington High School, further proving his ability as a playmaker.
Turner continues a positive trend for Wisconsin in recruiting the state of Michigan. In 2017 the Badgers landed Scott Nelson, in 2018 Wisconsin landed four Michigan high schoolers including Reggie Pearson JR, and of course in 2019 the Badgers landed Logan Brown, one of the highest rated recruits in Badger history. It appears that Coach Chryst and the rest of the staff have a good connection to the state, and are winning battles in a very tough, and fertile, recruiting territory.