Turrentine Talks Army Commitment

This Lone Star State prospect recently brought his recruitment to an end by verbally pledging to join the Black Knights. Come inside to learn more about this recent commit courtesy of your friends from ArmySports.com…

Army fans meet Trenton Turrentine, a 5-11, 190 pound running back prospect from out of Central High School, located in Keller Texas. Trenton just recently gave a verbal pledge to be a Black Knight at the conclusion of his high school graduation. And according to Turrentine, the Army coaching staff was grinning from ear to ear when he informed them of the news, especially his primary recruiter….

"Coach Waugh was really excited when I committed," Trenton told ArmSports.com. "I also spoke with coach Ellerson and he told me how excited he was too."

Turrentine chose Army over offers from Columbia, Cornell, and Idaho State. With that in mind, what factors influenced his decision that West Point was where he needed to be. "First off, their academics are the best in the nation," he said. "And their facilities are great too. I also have a good relationship with the coaching staff, and I really like what coach Ellerson has been doing with their offense. Overall I just felt like Army was the best fit for me."

Turrentine took his official visit to Army back in December. And although he had a grand time while on his visit, he wasn't quite ready to put an end to his recruitment. But after a visit from one of the coaching staff members, the gifted athlete couldn't prolong his recruitment any longer....

"I had a great time while I was up there, but I just wasn't quite ready to commit yet," Turrentine said. "I wasn't 100% sure. But coach Waugh came to my school and talked to me a little bit more about Army football; things like that. After our conversation, that's when I knew it was the right place for me. So I committed that same night."

Turrentine is very excited about his opportunity to be a Black Knight. He simply understands that only a selected few are chosen to be a part of such a prestigious program.

Turrentine is currently holding down a 3.68 GPA inside the classroom. He has scored a 1650 (1050 math/critical reading), and a 24 on the ACT. He will be attending the U.S. Military Academy Prep School.

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