The Georgia Bulldogs have had a host of injury problems at the running back position over the last two years with star guys Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb going down. One guy that was dealing with injuries you probably haven’t heard much of is AJ Turman.
Turman received a medical hardship redshirt for the 2014 season, just after he redshirted in 2013, and then didn’t record a carry in 2015 due to a second injury. He announced earlier this year that he would be transferring out of Athens and he has now decided where he will play to continue his career.
Once Turman decided to transfer, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart restricted him to only transferring to the state of Florida, but not to the Florida Gators or Miami Hurricanes. This led to him deciding on Florida Atlantic.
“It was hard at first, just leaving Georgia and everything, the fans and all my good friends. I love Georgia, I still do. I just feel like it’s the best thing for me,” Turman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I was blessed to have the opportunity that a lot of schools were still interested in me. I took a lot of visits. … It’s been a long journey, but I’m just glad it’s at an end, and I can go on and play football.”
AJ Turman was a four-star member of the team’s 2013 recruiting class and he should be able to make a big impact for the Owls. He will have to sit out the 2016 season, but hopes to get back a year of eligibility on a second medical hardship waiver, which would give him three years of eligibility left in his career.