Turner working to silence critics

Turner working to silence critics

Peter Ariz
Dillard ATH Dennis Turner committed to Miami back in June after receiving an offer at an Al Golden football camp, but that was only the beginning to a busy summer.

“I’ve just been working out, getting bigger and stronger for the season and getting ready for college. I’ve been lifting weights and eating healthier to be better than I was last year,” said Turner.

The versatile athlete has gained some new attention over the past month, something he did not see coming.

“I didn’t expect it. It’s been a surprise, but I’ve just been keeping my composure and staying the same.”

Turner has been paying attention to Miami’s recruiting success and is excited to see it.

“It’s great because Miami is going back to the golden days, the championship days and looking for the sixth ring.”

The Dillard product hasn’t been doing too much recruiting for the ‘Canes, but he has a message for any prospects from the area who are considering Miami.

“South Florida has all the football talent that you can possibly need and the University of Miami is in your backyard, so why leave home?”

Turner would be the first Dillard prospect since 1997 (Leonard Myers) to sign with Miami, which was something he was stunned to hear.

“Wow, I didn’t know that. It’s crazy. That’s a very long time.”

The local product plans to watch the ‘Canes in action this season at every opportunity.

“They should have a great season and I’m really looking forward to when they play Florida. I’ll be at every home game.”

Despite his commitment to Miami, Turner has had to deal with whispers from ‘Canes fans doubting if he is “good enough” to play there.

“I’m not paying attention to any of those critics. I’m just going to go out there and do me and play football. The only person I need to prove myself to is me.”

Miami is recruiting Turner to play cornerback, which is a position he isn’t very familiar with. He also doesn’t mind playing on offense.

“I can play both sides. I haven’t played corner since little league so it might be a challenge, but I miss it.”

One of the reasons Turner committed to Miami on the spot was due to the connection he felt with Head Coach Al Golden.

“Coach Golden is my type of coach because he’s a player’s coach. He has a bright future ahead of him and he’s bringing in all these players from South Florida, and we haven’t seen so many players from here come in a long time so Miami has a bright future and I see us winning a lot of games.”
 

Comments (41)

Love this kids attitude. Hope he gets some burn at CB for his HS this year. True CANE with a chip on his shoulder I will take any day over a self proclaiming 5 star.
 
Love this kids attitude. Hope he gets some burn at CB for his HS this year. True CANE with a chip on his shoulder I will take any day over a self proclaiming 5 star.
His coach told me that he will be playing corner this season.

Also, I never look too much into comments, but you could tell the kid is seeing a lot about people questioning his ability or if he's "Miami caliber". He seems to be taking it to heart and is using it as fuel.
 
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If he isn't familiar with CB and doesn't like playing offense, then is he a safety?
 
If he isn't familiar with CB and doesn't like playing offense, then is he a safety?
His coach has told me that he is a corner all the way and should have no issue transitioning to it.
 
If he isn't familiar with CB and doesn't like playing offense, then is he a safety?
He doesn't mind playing offense the interview said. He played WR the past three years
 
Good interview. I like his mentality.
 
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With the depth at corner getting to where it needs to be, I have no issue with Turner as a prospect. He has plenty of time to be developed in HS/college and he has good speed. I'm excited to see this future Cane develop.
 
Basically saying he committed to Al Golden and the University of Miami, not to the night and day fans that think they kno better!!! I like it!!!!!!
 
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Basically saying he committed to Al Golden and the University of Miami, not to the night and day fans that think they kno better!!! I like it!!!!!!
Ironically is the best way to appeal to said fans. Dismiss em, go to work, prove em wrong, watch em applaud silently as they eat their crow.
 
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If he isn't familiar with CB and doesn't like playing offense, then is he a safety?
He doesn't mind playing offense the interview said. He played WR the past three years

lol I'm pretty sure the article originally said he didn't like playing offense. Didn't seem to make sense, but it's fixed now.
 
good attitude.

Will have ball skills considering he played wr the last 3 years. He will need to put ons ome pounds think he weighs like 160-165.

I see kid being productive 2 yrs down the road.
 
I can see this kid being a solid contributor by his RS junior year. Could end up being a two year starter if he works hard enough.

I can also see him being a solid special teams contributor by his RS freshman year.


*He's 160 lbs now.
* He'll have all of 2013 to add some bulk before getting to UM.
* All of 2014 to further bulk up and strengthen. (redshirt)
* 2015 special teams contributor
* 2016 special teams contributor / spot time as a nickel/ dime DB and/or some mop up duty at corner.
* 2017 can vie for the starting position
* 2018 Starting corner
* 2019 draft pick


Sounds good to me. :)
 
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The season is almost here...can't wait to see what he's got
 
I can see this kid being a solid contributor by his RS junior year. Could end up being a two year starter if he works hard enough.

I can also see him being a solid special teams contributor by his RS freshman year.


*He's 160 lbs now.
* He'll have all of 2014 to add some bulk before getting to UM.
* All of 2015 to further bulk up and strengthen. (redshirt)
* 2016 special teams contributor
* 2017 special teams contributor / spot time as a nickel/ dime DB and/or some mop up duty at corner.
* 2018 can vie for the starting position
* 2019 Starting corner
* 2020 draft pick


Sounds good to me. :)
Did you mandate an extra year of college? If he's a 2014 kid, his redshirt will be in 2014. You have him on the Glenn Cook plan. The kid will be 38 years old by the time he's out of here.
 
I can see this kid being a solid contributor by his RS junior year. Could end up being a two year starter if he works hard enough.

I can also see him being a solid special teams contributor by his RS freshman year.


*He's 160 lbs now.
* He'll have all of 2014 to add some bulk before getting to UM.
* All of 2015 to further bulk up and strengthen. (redshirt)
* 2016 special teams contributor
* 2017 special teams contributor / spot time as a nickel/ dime DB and/or some mop up duty at corner.
* 2018 can vie for the starting position
* 2019 Starting corner
* 2020 draft pick


Sounds good to me. :)
that show it should be...Look at Nate Dortch who i see getting some spot duty this yr and took a shirt last year.
Kid will go up against some div 1 wrs this yr so we shall see in action.

Its funny we went afte rhim considering DILLARD has like a 6'3 210 pd cb, who's brother plays at Wake Forest.
 
Paul Williams saw him taking snaps at wr and thought he was versatile enough to play CB. Nothing better than an in person evaluation. Lets hope this kid can develop at his new position and pan out. He's got the right attitude. He had some good offers at WR
 

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