Nick Saban and Alabama’s surge into the South Florida pipeline continues, this time it’s St. Thomas Aquinas’ (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Dallas Turner.
Turner went on CBS Sports HQ to announce his verbal commitment to the Crimson Tide over the likes of Georgia, Michigan, Florida, and Oklahoma, among others.
“I’m taking my talents to the University of Alabama,” Turner told CBS.
Turner, 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, comes off an exciting junior season at Plantation American Heritage, garnering 74 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks, collecting Max Preps All-American honors. In addition, South Florida Sun Sentinel named Turner as the Broward County Class 5A-1A Defensive Player of the Year.
247Sports Composite rankings list Turner as the nation’s No. 2 weak-side defensive end (No. 44 overall player) and the No. 10 player in the Sunshine State. He recently accepted an invitation to play in the 2021 All-American Bowl.
He’ll be suiting up at St. Thomas Aquinas for his senior campaign. The Raiders come off a perfect 15-0 season, capturing the Class 7A State Title, and beating Saint Louis (Hawaii) in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series to become the high school national champions.
Alabama now adds their second commit from South Florida, including five-star wide receiver Jacorey Brooks, who announced last week that he’ll be heading to play at IMG Academy this Fall. In total, the Crimson Tide now hold 10 class of 2021 commitments, featuring two five-star prospects, six four-stars, and two three-star players.