33  Drew Turnage
Drew Turnage

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Ayden

High School:
Ayden-Grifton

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
HS


High School: A four-year letterman and starter for coach Paul Cornwell at nearby Ayden-Grifton High School ... Starred on both sides of the ball during prep career, playing both linebacker and in the secondary on defense and running back on offense ... Rushed for 1,384 yards (9.1 ypr) and scored 17 touchdowns, while adding 47 tackles, three interceptions and three kickoff returns for scores during senior year as a team captain ... Earned All-Carolina 1-AA Conference honors and was selected to the All-Pitt County squad by the Greenville Daily Reflector ... Started on the varsity at free safety as a freshman because of an injury and maintained the job during playoff wins over Trask and Gates County ... Booked 68 tackles and netted seven pass thefts during sophomore campaign, while also rushing for 412 yards on seven carries (five TDs) ... Part of two conference championships, a division title and a state runner-up finish during his prep career ... Appearance in state title game as a sophomore capped a 13-2 season, which was followed by a 9-3 campaign in 2012 and a 7-7 mark in 2013 ... Reportedly ran a time of 4.4 in the 40-yard dash ... Has earned an additional four letters as a standout track athlete, competing in the 100 meters (10.7), the 300 hurdles, the 400 meters and the long jump ... Committed to the Pirate program on May 13.

Personal: Full name is Jonathan Andrew Turnage, but prefers to go by Drew ... Born April 5, 1996 in Greenville, N.C. ... Son of Urban and Gwen Turnage ... A strong student in the classroom who possesses a grade point average of 3.0 ... Lists playing basketball and boxing as hobbies of choice.