2014 Signing Class | Nation's most dynamic runner ... can beat defenders with quickness and power ... ASWA Mr. Football and Gatorade Alabama player of the year, rushing for 2,211 yards, 32 TD and averaging 9.8 yards per carry as a senior ... high school coach was Ryan Herring ... Under Armour All-America Game, Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... twice first team all-state, AL.com A-List ... also a track and basketball letterman ... Parade All-America honorable mention selection ... Rivals No. 2 RB, Top 12 nationally ... Scout No. 3 RB, No. 14 overall ... 247sports No. 4 RB, No. 23 overall ... ESPN No. 5 RB, Top 30 overall ... PrepStar Top 10 RB, Top 60 nationally ... MaxPreps All-America ... son of Iona Turner and Frank Thomas.
Coach Horton: "He's really an impressive player on video, as impressive as any I've seen coming out. He has great speed and quickness and vision. He can accelerate. We are looking forward to getting him here."
Coach Malzahn: "He was the top running back on our guys' board. Our offense staff identified him early. They recruited him extremely hard. Once again a key to this class, he was very loyal to us. He could have gone anywhere and he chose to not go anywhere and stay with us. We really feel like he has the ability to come in immediately and make a huge impact."