|33 Drew Turnage|
Will compete for depth chart inclusion and subsequent playing time during first active season on the ECU roster ... Could experience action as a reserve member of the defensive secondary at free safety, or more likely, contribute on various special teams units ... Speed, lateral quickness and overall agility capabilities have all been lauded by coaching staff ... Was not credited with a tackle during the first spring scrimmage on March 28, but booked three stops and forced a fumble in the second tilt on April 11 ... Logged two hits during the Purple-Gold Game a week later to wrap up spring drills ... Did not participate in the winter strength and conditioning program because of an intra-program suspension.
2014: Redshirted during true freshman campaign ... Earned repetitions as member of defensive scout team and prepared record-setting offensive unit (receivers) on a weekly basis ... Signed with the Pirate program in February.
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 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 ... 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 ... A strong student in the classroom who possessed a grade point average of over 3.0 during high school career ... 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 ... Major is urban and regional planning ... Lists playing basketball and boxing as hobbies of choice.