Coming Home: Tennessee Transfer and Oxford native Brandon Turnage Announces Commitment to Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. — Brandon Turnage’s football career has come full circle. The Tennessee transfer defensive back is returning home to Oxford. A Lafayette High School graduate, Turnage announced his commitment to Ole Miss Friday evening.
— Brandon Turnage (@bturnage1k) January 19, 2024
As a senior at LHS in 2018, Turnage tallied 23 receptions for 425 yards and three touchdowns. He also recorded six interceptions on defense.
Turnage, a member of the 2019 recruiting class, was a four-star Alabama recruit and was rated as the No. 12 safety and the No. 8 overall recruit coming out of the Mississippi in the 2019 cycle.
He will have one year of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot-1, 186-pound Turnage spent the first two years of his career at Alabama. He then transferred to Tennessee and appeared in 26 games over three seasons playing for the Vols. He started six of those.
In his 31 career games, Turnage notched 48 tackles, six pass-breakups and one interception.
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