Johnson, Turner sign with Air Force

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 10:12 AM
Last updated 12:36 PM
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A pair of local football players are headed for Air Force.

North Augusta's Brett Johnson made it official shortly after noon as he signed in the lobby of the school gym in front of his parents, grandparents and coaches. Teammates and about three dozen friends also were on hand for the ceremony.

Johnson, a linebacker, made 100 tackles despite being hampered by injuries.

At Greenbrier, defensive lineman Turner signed his national letter-of-intent early in the morning.

Turner inherited all the tools to play college football. His father, Randy, played strong safety for East Carolina University. His uncle, Rocky Turner, played two years for the New York Jets as a defensive back and wide receiver. And cousin Hart Turner played tight end for the University of South Carolina.

“It’s kind of a family tradition to play football,” Randy Turner said.

Dylan Turner recorded 103 tackles and seven sacks during his senior season with the Wolfpack, earning him an all-region nod.

Turner was also a track and field standout. He won the 2008 Region 3-AAAA title for shot put.

He had several options of where to play football in the fall, and said Air Force proved the best fit.

“When I went there, I knew it was for me,” Turner said. “All the coaches made me feel like family.”

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noway 02/04/09 - 11:31 am
Nice writing. It should read

Nice writing. It should read that he will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy. There should be a bigger story here. Going there is a big deal. Congrats to Dylan!

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