August 9, 2010

2012 DB visits Tide practice

The Crimson Tide began fall camp last week and it didn't take long for the Alabama coaches to begin inviting prospects to watch the defending national champs at work on the practice field. One of the first recruits to take in a Tide practice last week was junior McAdory safety Marcus Turner, a 6-foot, 195-pound defender who has made a name for himself as one of the top defensive backs in the state for the class of 2012.

"I came down to watch the team practice on Thursday night," Turner said. "I was really excited to see them work and to get a chance to talk to the coaches. I got to meet some of the players after practice too. I met BJ Scott and Demarcus Milliner and talked to them a little bit about what it's like working with Coach Saban and Coach Pruitt."

Turner said he was particularly impressed with the intensity and efficiency of the Tide's practice session.

"I tried to pay really close attention to the DBs during practice. They are so intense during their drills. They keep things moving and they don't waste any time. Every rep matters to them."

"After practice I talked for a couple of minutes with Coach Saban and Coach Sal (Sunseri). I mostly just introduced myself to them and they told me they have seen some of my film and they are interested in seeing how I do this season."

While Turner is still awaiting his first scholarship offer, he has received plenty of interest from a number of programs in the SEC, including the Crimson Tide.

"I think Alabama is definitely interested in me. I hear a lot more from them than anybody else right now. I'm not sure which games I will go to this fall but I know I will definitely be coming to some Alabama games this fall."

Turner boasts a 4.49 second forty time and a 4.21 second shuttle time.

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