Turner trying to turn heads

Shane Turner has a lot of options when it comes to where he can play on the football field. He hopes over the next few months he'll have options when it comes to where he will play football.

A running back and slot receiver at Cypress Falls High School in Houston, Turner has also been told that his future could be on the defensive side of the ball.

"Some colleges want me at corner back," Turner said. "It doesn't really matter to me. I'll play either running back or corner back. I like them both."

Turner has asked his high school coaches to let him play both ways this upcoming season, but as of now he'll remain an offensive performer.

So far Arizona is the only school to have offered, but he's starting to hear from more and more schools. Northwestern has really been calling a lot lately, and he plans on camping with Oklahoma State and TCU, with the possibility of expanding that list as the summer continues.

There are no leaders, but the Wildcats have done a good job.

"I am interested," he said when asked about the Wildcats. "I like Arizona."

Distance is not a factor according to the 5-10, 170-pounder.

"It doesn't matter where in the world I play," Turner said. "As long as I like the school."

Academics are important to Turner, as is the overall environment the campus is located in.

"Location is important," Turner said. "I want a campus in a nice part of town."

"He's really fast," said his high school coach Dave Raffield. "Shane only knows one speed: full tilt. He is very explosive out of the backfield."

Turner also runs track and has been stepping up his workouts in an effort to attract more attention. He claims to be "training really hard" and says that work ethic and determination are not a problem.

"I go hard every play," he said. "I always try to get a touchdown or a big play when I touch the ball."


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