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Early Signing Period: 3-star S Jaxen Turner signs with Arizona Wildcats

Meet the dynamic SoCal defensive back

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The Arizona Wildcats signed a freakishly athletic safety from Southern California on Wednesday in 3-star Jaxen Turner.

Read on for Turner’s profile.


Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 180 pounds

High School: Rancho Verde

Hometown: Perris, California

Ranking: No. 934 overall, No. 73 safety, No. 89 player in California

Star Rating: 3-star (247Sports Composite), 3-star (247Sports), 3-star (Rivals)

2018 Stats: 20 tackles, 1 interception, 5 pass breakups

Career Stats: 158 tackles (6.0 for loss), 17 INT, 16 PBU, 2 fumble recoveries

Other Offers: Arizona State, Boise State, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, San Jose State, Utah, Utah State, UTEP, Washington State

Early Enrollee: No

Brandon’s thoughts: Turner is an absolute athletic freak. He can be just as effective on offensive as he is on defense. His 17 career interceptions, including 10 as a sophomore, shows his ability to make plays on the ball. He is also stronger than he looks, proving to be very difficult to bring down. He is another underrated player for Arizona but one look at his highlight tape shows what he can do. Plus, his film is a ton of fun to watch.

Gabe’s thoughts: My favorite commit of this class. The ultimate playmaker and has great size. He can come down and make a play in space, he can go up and get a ball, he can lock down in man coverage, he can fly in zone coverage. I absolutely love his skill set. The safety group is absolutely loaded and there are plenty of free safeties, so I think he can see the field early if he can find a role at bandit but he could ultimately play all three safety positions and even corner.

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