Football Practice Report
Redshirt freshman who began his career on the defensive side of the football, but was converted to fullback in the spring of 2014... listed with the third-team unit entering the fall.
2013: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Defensive end who finished his senior season with 93 tackles and eight sacks for Goose Creek (S.C.) High School... graduated in 2013... coached by Chuck Reedy... team went undefeated during his senior season... participated in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior season... recorded six tackles, including 1.5 for loss, an interception and two pass breakups in that contest... also played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... tallied 42 tackles, 11 tackles for loss with nine sacks, six forced fumbles, five pass breakups and five blocked punts during his junior season, helping his team to the 4A Division II state title, all-state honors and Defensive Player of the Year accolades... also returned an interception 80 yards for a score and recovered a blocked punt for a TD... notched 40 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore... regarded as a three-star prospect, the eighth-best player in the state and the 23rd-best inside linebacker in the country according to Rivals... a three-star prospect and the nation's 56th-best middle linebacker by Scout... a three-star prospect, the 10th-best player in the state, and the 34th-best inside linebacker in the country by 247Sports... was the nation's 16th-best inside linebacker by MaxPreps... a four-star prospect, the ninth-best inside linebacker in the country and the 156th-best player overall by PrepStar... also had offers from Clemson and North Carolina... prepped with current Gamecock Brandon Shell.
PERSONAL: Gerald Turner was born December 28, 1994... is a business administration major.