Lance Turay (photo by Brian Dohn)

DE Lance Turay talks to a Big Ten, ACC and AAC school the most

IRVINGTON, N.J. -- Defensive end Lance Turay, a defensive end at Irvington High, has visits in mind.

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Lance Turay, a defensive end at Irvington High, made recent visits to ConnecticutTemple and Rutgers, a school he knows very well.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Turay added a few schools are in contact the most.

"I would say the top three that hit me up a lot are Rutgers, Syracuse and UConn," Turay said. "No leaders."

Turay's latest trip was to Rutgers, where his brother, Kemoko Turay, plays defensive end. Lance is a regular visitor to campus, but a trip last week allowed him to spend more time with the coaching staff.

"We were able to put on the jerseys and they have some new stuff coming in, like the adidas contact," Turay said. "I see the work ethic has changed from the last coach. (Kemoko) doesn't tell me too much, but he's grinding."

Rutgers defensive line coach Shane Burnham is Turay's mian recruiter.

"He's really energetic," Turay said. "You could DM (direct message) him, and he'll text you with all exclamation points."

Turay speaks with Syracuse defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds frequently, and he is trying to get a better understanding of the program.

"I don't know too much about them, but I do know they take their line very seriously," Turay said. "The coach (Dino Babers) likes receivers, obviously, but the offensive line coach and the defensive line coach feel the line will be the strongest.

"(Reynolds) is energetic. He keeps it real. He will tell you how he feels, how he feels about things. He really wants to see me up there."

UConn's decision to bring coach Randy Edsall back into the fold makes the Huskies an interesting option.

"We saw the facilities, we saw the campus, the dining hall, the town around it," Turay said. "It was  new experience. I didn't think it would be like that. I like it. 

"The staff is very put together, and I think they know what they want to do with the program."

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