Boise State visits Texas' top tight end

How good is Harold Turnage? The Boise State football program is coming to Houston to visit him. Most times, high school or junior college football players are usually making the trip to colleges in order to pursue their dreams of playing at a top-notch program like Boise State and one day play in the NFL. But for the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Turnage, the Broncos are making the journey...

"One of the coaches is recruiting me, and he's coming down this week," said 3-star Tight End Prospect Harold Turnage, indicating early the week of Dec. 3-9. "The coach I talked to talked to me about academics, and how good the city and community really is."

A big factor on the Chavez High School football team (Houston, TX) this past season, Turnage helped his team earn a post-season berth in the Division V-A playoffs. On the field, Turnage can run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds; how often does a prep tight end that big run a 40 in that amount of time? Not many.

As a junior in 2005, he caught 52 passes for 786 yards, and as a sophomore hauled in 19 for 252 yards, on his way to being named All-District 21-5A 1st Team, quite an accomplishment considering he's in High School Football Mecca, Texas.

Boise State is one of eight colleges looking to recruit the tight end, Turnage says besides Boise State, he is considering offers from Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, TCU, Nebraska and Wisconsin, who have all offered. But, if all goes well with the in-home visit, Turnage could be donning a Bronco uniform in upcoming years.

But his time in the classroom is, to him, the main focus, along with what he does on the gridiron.

"The thing about grades is what really got my attention," said Turnage, who plans to major in forensics.

Watching "CSI" has drawn his attention to wanting to major in forensics, and one of its connections.

"I like science, and they (those who work in forensics) get to deal with science," Turnage said.

Turnage has said before that he plans to take all 5 of his visits, so the Broncos are dealing with the science of how to make sure they get Texas' best TE to trip to the Blue.

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