Coming off of a program record nine-win season and returning 19 starters from 2018, Butch Davis and the Panthers are clearly in win-now mode.
This is evident with the additions of three transfers from power-five programs in the last two days. The latest of which is former Iowa Hawkeye corner Josh Turner.
The South Florida product out of American Heritage high in Fort Lauderdale saw action in 11 contests for Iowa in 2018.
He recorded five tackles overall, three of which came on special teams.
He fell behind a pair of true freshmen defensive backs in Riley Moss and Julius Brents, which affected his playing time as a Hawkeye.
Turner came out of high school as a three-star recruit, who had offers from various power five programs, including Boston College, Wisconsin and Purdue.
The 6-0, 190-pound corner ran a 4.46 40-yard-dash entering college and will bring solid athleticism to the spot that lost Emmanuel Lubin to graduation in the off-season.
Turner joins former a pair of Arkansas Razorbacks in Maleek Williams and Alexy Jean-Baptiste, as the third player to transfer to FIU from a power-five this week.
As of now, all three are projected to miss the 2019 season due to NCAA transfer rules. However, it’s believed that there’s a possibility they may be able to play right away.