Scouting Report: Emmett Turner
Interest continues to come in for Saline (Mich.) High senior tight end Emmett Turner. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end brings athletic ability and high academics to the table.
PROSPECT: Emmett Turner
POSITION HS: Tight End / PROJECTS: Tight End
HOMETOWN: Saline, Michigan
HIGH SCHOOL: Saline High School
HT: 6-4 / WT: 220 lbs.
We often stress the importance of academics when talking with future college student athletes and Turner brings an ACT superscore of 33 (score 32) and a 1440 SAT to the table to go with his 3.95 GPA.
On the field, we’ve had a chance to catch Turner during his play in the Legacy Football 7-on-7 league and came away impressed. However, Turner is not just a short and t-shirt guy as he can get the job done with the pads on as well.
With soft hands, solid route running and willingness to be physical when called upon to block, Turner has all the measurables coaches look for.
What he does best is catch the ball in tight spaces. If you need 10-yards, he will find a way to get open after getting the needed yards by using great body control to separate from coverage then use his great hands to secure the ball before taking a hit. In his high school offense, Turner is a great asset for bubble screens. However, what we don’t see is the ability to break away after the catch for big gains. This might be a product of the offense he plays in; however, it might be the main reason bigger program have not entered the picture.
So far, Butler, Valparaiso, Northern Michigan, Chicago, John Hopkins, Bowdoin and Pomona have offered. Programs like Cornell, Penn and Brown are also in contact with Turner having interest in each.
Pros: Frame, long arms, athletic ability, soft hands, eye-hand coordination, ability to be physical.
Cons: Question overall speed
Check out the clips below from this season.