TCU WR KaVontae Turpin gets major shoutout from Alabama player before Oklahoma game

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TCU return man KaVontae Turpin is grabbing a lot of attention this season, including from players on other playoff contenders.

Alabama defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis praised Turpin’s play in big games in a tweet on Wednesday. He said TCU “might wanna give [Turpin] that rock” against Oklahoma this week. Turpin later replied to say thanks.

Mathis and Turpin were high school teammates at Monroe (La.) Neville, so it makes sense they would still be close. Mathis, a 4-star recruit in the Class of 2017, actually had TCU in his final three schools before choosing the Crimson Tide.

The Alabama freshman isn’t wrong about Turpin’s play in big games. Turpin had an 86-yard touchdown reception the last time he played against Oklahoma in 2015. Against an undefeated Oklahoma State that same year, he had 107 receiving yards and 128 kick return yards.

Last year in a night game against Arkansas, he finished with 126 receiving yards and 136 kick return yards. And on the road against then-No. 6 Oklahoma State this year, he had a 42-yard kick return to set up the game-sealing touchdown drive.

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has repeatedly touted how dangerous Turpin is this week. The Frogs will need some explosive plays to keep up with the No. 1-ranked Oklahoma offense. So maybe they should listen to Mathis, and “Let Turp Spin.”

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