Washington football breakout stars: Asa Turner

One of the biggest wins during the 2019 recruiting circuit, the 6’3 sophomore is going to have a huge season for Washington football

Washington football fans were on the edge of their seat when Asa Turner didn’t sign with Washington in December. Even though he remained committed to them, there were rumors that he was going to flip his commitment to Notre Dame. Ultimately, he stayed true to Jimmy Lake and signed his National Letter of Intent to the Huskies in February.

Once practice started and Turner got on the field, it was hard to get him off. He played in every game except the matchup with Cal in his first season, and started in five of them. He recorded his first interception against BYU, and will be given a lot more coverage responsibilities as a sophomore.

One of the best things about Turner is his versatility. He’s big enough to play man coverage against tight ends, has enough range to play over the top in any type of coverage, and is a good enough tackler to assist in run support.

As he continues to put on weight while retaining his athleticism, we could see him turn into a more athletic Kam Chancellor. Washington’s official roster put him at 195 after their winter quarter update. Turner’s ideal playing weight should be anywhere between 215-220 pounds, and with the added strength that will come with playing that much heavier, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

Turner has the potential to be a first-round safety. He has the measurables, and while it might not be the most valuable position in the NFL, the vast skill set that he provides is going to be hard to pass up.

Along with fellow sophomore Cam Williams, the Huskies are going to have one of the best safety duos in the country. With the help that they’re going to have at corner with two elite seniors in Keith Taylor and Elijah Molden, and Freshman All-American Trent McDuffie, Washington is going to have one of the nation’s best secondaries in 2020.