Turners discusses OSU visit, next step

Myles Turner took an official visit to Ohio State this past weekend. He recapped that visit and discussed the next step in his recruit with Scout.com.

One of the premier prospects in the 2014 class – Myles Turner – began the official visit portion of his recruitment this past weekend. Turner started things off with a trip to Columbus (Ohio) to see Ohio State.

"It was very interesting," Turner told Scout.com. "I really liked everything I saw if we are being honest here. I thought the campus was great. It was really big of course. But I thought it was great. I really liked the vibe I got from it and the people surrounding it."

While on campus, Turner, a product of Euless (Tex.) Trinity, watched practice, met with the student affairs counselor and also saw their football team play.

"I went to their football game, the Iowa/Ohio State football game," he said. "I toured the campus and got to see all of their facilities. I watched them practice and go in a live setting. Just kind of saw what being a student at Ohio State is like."

Turner also met with Thad Matta and the Ohio State head coach gave him his pitch.

"He was telling me that he thinks that he has everything there and that's where I needed to go," Turner said. "Of course he was high on my game and telling me where he thinks I can improve and what I'm good at now and how Ohio State can help me improve upon the little things I need to improve to get to the next level."

Turner left Columbus with high praise for the Buckeyes and even said his first official visit surpassed his expectations.

"It definitely exceeded my expectations," he said. "I really like the fact that the whole town itself was behind Ohio State. It was pretty cool walking up the street and everybody would acknowledge the basketball team and acknowledge that we were there. It was phenomenal. It really exceeded my expectations."

Joining Ohio State on Turner's current list is Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Texas. He's planning to visit another school on his list before his high school season begins.

"I'm definitely going to try and set up a visit somewhere," Turner said. "I don't know where I'm going to go. My senior season is about to start pretty soon, but I definitely want to get one more in before the season starts."

"Honestly I don't know yet," he added when asked about his visit possibilities. "I really want to try and get back out to Kansas and I want to go see Duke and I definitely need to see Texas. Everything is up for grabs I need to see Kentucky as well. I have no clue right now."

Turner, Scout.com's No. 2 prospect, still intends to make his college choice in the spring signing period.


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