His tenure in Ann Arbor never really took off despite lavish practice reports. He gave it a go in the ACC, but Christian Turner is back in the Big Ten.
A member of the 2018 recruiting class who hailed from Buford (Georgia), Turner was set to take off with a starring role in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl that same year. After ripping off a long run early in the game, the play was called back because his toe stepped out of bounds.
In 2019, he had 44 carries for 171 yards and a touchdown, but was playing behind Zach Charbonnet, Hassan Haskins and Tru Wilson at the running back position. He opted to transfer to Wake Forest that offseason, and carried for just north of 1,000 total yards and 12 touchdowns in those two years.
However, he appears to be on the move again, announcing he’s transferring to Indiana.
While in a somewhat circuitous route, Turner’s pledge to the Hoosiers certainly makes up for two IU players heading to Ann Arbor in the transfer portal: tight end AJ Barner and quarterback Jack Tuttle.
Turner will return to Ann Arbor in a different uniform. Indiana plays at Michigan on Oct. 14.