Turman Award Watchlist
The Turman Award is given to the best overall player out of 12U, 14U and 8th Grade Division. Past nominees and winners have become Army All American, Under Armour All American, MaxPreps All Americans and Semper Fidelis All Americans. This has now become the most prestigious youth football award in the state of Georgia. In no particular order here are the player on the initial Turman Award watchlist for the 2015 season
Michael Robertson – Savannah Country Day
He is a pure athlete, you can put him anywhere on the field and he will get it done. Mostly has been used at RB but can come out and be effective at WR
Harrison Bailey – Hillgrove Hawks
A once in a generation QB. Has all the ability and work ethic to become special. Last year he was the B2C QB of the Year as a 7th Grader. Now considered by many as the #1 player in the country.
Jack Rhodes – Milton Eagles
Can play all over the field. Similar to Jordan Yates last year as he is an athlete at the QB position. They will line him up out wide for a big and he usually comes through. Last year B2C Player of the Year finalist. Led Milton to a championship in the GMSAA.
Jack Rhodes is #16 in Blue
DJ Cameron – North Gwinnett
Great defensive end! Not amazingly tall at 5”10 but he has a wide body (230lbs) and can get that big body going. Last year he had over 20 sacks with Central Dekalb Jaguars who made it to the Frank Ski Bowl. This year he is with North Gwinnett and he should be just as good if not better.
Dwon Odom – Dacula Falcons
Athletic he might be the most gifted player in the state. A big time basketball player who can get it done on the football field. He is a highlight waiting to happen
Isaiah Lee – McEachern Indians
Mr. lee can do it all. He can run inside or outside. He can pass with zip or touch. He makes great decision in the pocket and he hardly ever turns over the ball. Puts up monster numbers playing in the GMSAA and will get his chance in high profile games in that league that will make it on B2C.
Miquavious Postell – Atlanta Tigers
Postell is a load coming through the hole. He only knows one way to play and that is physical. Gets in and out of the hole. Runs behinds his pads and never gets taken down buy one man. He will look to lead his team to the Frank Ski Youth Bowl Championship. He is also coached by former Clemson Tigers standout James Davis, so he has good coaching around him
Aiden Gaines – Rome Wolves
Offensive Line/Defensive Line
He is the best lineman in the state. Rome runs 65% of their running plays behind him and he delivers. On defense he is an absolute dog. Last year he had one of the best performances of the season by any lineman against top ranked Hillgrove.
Aiden is #70 in white. Start watching the highlights at the 14:00 mark
Cam McDowell – Fayette County
Cam has all the tools to become one of the best players in the country. Now he just has to put it together. Last year led his team to the B2C State Championship in the 11U Division.
Aderrius Barron – Lamar County
Not only can he dominate the run game but he can also be a 10 plus sack guy from the 1 technique!!! The type of player that can play anywhere in the country and be successful because of his skill set.
Dawson Ellington – Woodward Academy
Last year playing with the Vikings, Coach Tim used Dawson all over the field. Playing for Woodward Academy 8th grade team Dawson will look once again to put up video game numbers.
Dawson is #10 in yellow
Joseph McKay – Midland
Huge RB with very good speed. Gets downhill in a hurry and is very decisive when it comes to choosing a hole. Looks to try and lead his team to the Muscogee County Championship.
Mike Wright – Whitewater
Accurate, mobile and a leader. Players like playing with Mike and that is a very underrated trait for a QB. Started the summer off right with a MVP Performance in the Future Stars game.
Arik Gilbert – Atlanta Vikings
Defense End/Wide Receiver
Prototype defensive end. Long, athletic player. Great burst off the line and knows how to extend arms to get the lineman off of him. A true raw talent. Has the body, speed and aggressiveness to become one of the best players in the state.
The Turman Award is named after DeAntre “Tre Tre” Turman who was an outstanding youth and high school football player.