2013 Orlando RB drawing attention 

June, 28, 2011
Phil Ziglar has been coaching football for 36 years and has been at Boone High School in Orlando for more than 20. He has been around long enough to realize he has something special in A.J. Turman.

"A.J. is a strong runner and a powerful runner," Ziglar said. "He's unreal in the weight room. At 6 feet and 198 pounds, he runs 11.00 100 meters. The best part of A.J. is that he's so durable and rarely gets hurt. When it's all said and done he will be a horse at 220 pounds. I coached Stacey Mack, who played here and in the NFL. He will be better and that's saying a lot because I love Stacey."

This rising junior running back prospect broken the school rushing record last fall (1,500-plus yards, 16 touchdowns). Even as a freshman Turman rushed for 876 yards despite Ziglar's resistance to play him.