Turner Flips to Cal

DePriest Turner told everyone on his official visit that he was going to commit to Cal, but he just needed to get a few things out of the way, first.

After his official visit to California on Dec. 12, everyone on that visit -- from Nick Buchanan to Ross Bowers to Luc Bequette to Chris Williamson -- all said that DePriest Turner was committed to the Bears. He just had to let his former program of choice -- Duke -- know that, instead of leaving Mobile, Ala., to play for the Blue Devils, he was headed west to play for Jacob Peeler and Sonny Dykes, and he's coming to play.

"I'm not coming out to California to sit on anybody's bench," Turner told BearTerritory on Monday. "They told me to come out here and train like I'm going to take somebody's job, like I'm going to start."

The 3.9-GPA student wanted to take his time with announcing his commitment, and after parting ways with Duke late last week, on Monday morning, he officially pulled the trigger and committed to Cal, giving the Bears five defensive backs in the 2015 class.

Turner commits as a cornerback, and the three-star prospect stands 6-foot-1, 184 pounds. He chose the Bears over offers from Duke, Cincinnati, Southern Miss, Florida International and Memphis.

This past season at Murphy, Turner played mainly quarterback, following up a 19-passing touchdown, eight-rushing touchdown season as a junior with 1,873 yards passing, a 13:2 TD:INT ratio, 1,097 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.


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