4-Star WR Prospect Tre Turner Commits to Virginia Tech over UNC, Miami

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 31, 2017

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The Virginia Tech Hokies landed a quality talent in the 2018 class with the addition of 4-star receiver Tre Turner.

Turner's high school basketball coach, Lee Reavis, showed the wideout selecting the Hokies on Wednesday evening:

Turner told the Greensboro News & Record's Spencer D. Turkin he's considering contributing to the Hokies basketball team as well.

"I am going on a football scholarship at the end of the day," Turner said. "If basketball ends up being not what I want to do in college, then I'll just be a football player. I'm not going to pursue my basketball career. I'm going to pursue both careers, but ... I'm a football player first and then I play basketball."

Scout.com lists Turner as the No. 286 player overall, including the 56th-best receiver and No. 3 receiver from the state of North Carolina.

The first thing that jumps out at you is his size at 6'4", 185 pounds. He uses this large frame to make himself a dominant target in one-on-one coverage. A quarterback can loft up a 50-50 ball and have confidence Turner is going to come down with it.

In addition to the size advantage, he also does a great job of high-pointing the ball to make sure he gets the catch.

Meanwhile, the young player is an impressive athlete who can make plays with the ball in his hands and turn almost every catch into a touchdown.

Although he still could improve his technique as a route-runner among other things, Turner has loads of upside that made him such a sought-after recruit.

Virginia Tech has added several receivers in the last couple of classes, which could make it difficult for him to see the field right away. A redshirt season could be useful for him to get physically and mentally ready for the next level.

However, Turner provides the type of size the team needs on the field, and he could become an impact player early in his college career for the Hokies.