"The Cincinnati offer was great and I wasn't sure they even knew I was there because I did not pre-register in advance," Turner stated. "But after working out for Coach (Ron) Crook, he said he really liked my performance and they offered."
"The Cincinnati offer means a lot, mainly because it shows that I can play college football at a high level," he added. "Coach (Luke) Fickell told me I did well also, and that meant a lot because of how much respect I have for him and the job he's doing at Cincinnati."
Two days later, Turner worked out for Minnesota offensive line coach Ed Warinner, and that performance landed him his first Big Ten offer.
"Getting the Minnesota offer is great, and Coach Warinner was great to work with," Turner admitted. "This gives me another chance to play football in the Midwest, and especially at a Big Ten program."
"I don't know too much about Minnesota, I sure know a lot about (head coach) P.J. Fleck and Coach Warinner," he said. "Coach Fleck did great at Western Michigan, and he's going to do great."
"I have to say Minnesota now stands at the top of my list, and I'm looking forward to visiting there at some point," he concluded.