Wilson Co. prep MVP
Luke Turner, The Wilson Post's 2015 Most Valuable Player and a Class 2A All-Stater for Watertown, has committed to Lebanon's Cumberland University.
Turner committed to Cumberland offensive coordinator Dewayne Alexander over the weekend and signed scholarship papers in a Wednesday morning ceremony at WHS.
As the featured back in Watertown's shotgun spread attack this past season, Turner ran the ball 217 times for 1,262 yards and 17 touchdowns.
The District 4, 2A Most Valuable Player Turner is expected to play H-Back / hybrid tight end for the Phoenix.
Turner also led the Purple Tigers in tackles from the linebacker spot with 141 total stops, four quarterback sacks and three tackles for loss.
He helped lead the Purple Tigers to a record of 8-3 and a first round berth in the Class 2A playoffs.
Luke is the son of Charlie Turner and Alison Turner and the grandson of Cathy Talley.
Cumberland is coming off a 3-8 mark in 2015, a season that found the Phoenix closing the schedule with five consecutive losses.