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Big Commitment: Tre Turner commits to the Hokies

Virginia Tech adds its second impact recruit in one week in NC WR Tre Turner

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So, a few days ago, Hokies Wide Receiver Coach Holmon Wiggins tweeted out something interesting…

So now, the wait is over. Today, Tre Turner joined #ExitLight18. He was mainly recruited by Charley Wiles- who pulled Hendon Hooker, Divine Deablo, Mook Reynolds, Jimmie Taylor, Zion Debose, Joe Kane, and many other past Hokies from the Tar Heel state. Turner’s the highest rated Virginia Tech commitment thus far: An across-the-board four star, Turner is rated as the 190th best player and 7th best wide receiver in the country by 247, the 182nd best player and 28th best wide receiver by ESPN, the 286th best player and the 56th best wide receiver by Scout (and yet still four stars? Scout’s rankings are just…confusing sometimes. I don’t get their scales), and Rivals has him as the 101st best player and 15th best wide receiver in the nation. Turner’s commitment makes him the second North Carolina commitment, following Joe Kane. He would also be the second/third/fourth wide receiver commitment (again, depending on where they put Ellis and Thompson, though from where I sit, both are receivers at present). Turner has scholarship offers from Florida State, North Carolina, Penn State, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Marland, Miami, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame, among others.

Enough banter; tape time.

Tre Turner (Greensboro, NC. 6’-4”, 185lbs. Wide Receiver)

Turner is an athlete with quite good balance and quickness. He’s a fluid receiver and a smart route-runner. Rarely do you see wide receivers at the high school level settle into zones on option routes altogether well. He’s also fairly fast- not Caleb Farley fast, but fast. His offense in high school looks somewhat similar to the VT offense, and features a lot of screens and tunnel looks for him, allowing him to get into open space. He also has good leaping ability in one-on-one coverage, which is another place he can use his large frame. Turner, however, is another player that could use a lesson in not holding the ball so loose to his body. But if that’s his biggest flaw? You take this kind of guy every day of the week. His natural sense for the ball and surprising strength for his weight class make him an even more dangerous potential playmaker.

Turner would be a good get for almost any team in America, and the fact that he’s one of the big targets and gets this year in North Carolina helps further open inroads that Tech’s made down in its neighbor to the south- look out for Hendon Hooker’s former teammate and DB DJ Crossen now that Turner committed.

Welcome on board, Tre! Go Hokies!