"I got a call from Kentucky's new coaches a few weeks ago saying they really wanted to meet with me," Copley (Ohio) High School running back Aregeros Turner said. "They're supposed to come up and visit with me and my parents on Jan. 4."
Turner (5-10, 175, 4.4) was originally committed to Cincinnati, but re-opened the recruiting process when Butch Jones left for Tennessee.
"I'm still considering them, but I haven't heard anything from the new coach (Tommy Tuberville) so I'm not really sure what's going on there. I plan to take an official visit, if they still want me to, but I'm looking at some other options."
Those basically boil down to Kentucky and Tennessee, Turner said. "There could be others, but those are the main two, plus Cincinnati, right now."
Asked why UK has grabbed his attention, Turner said: "Their coaches tell me they need a running back like me to come in and help them rebuild right away. They say they have some bigger backs, but they're looking for more speed at that spot.
"I like how they're bringing in the Texas Tech offense. They like to get their backs open in space and let them make plays. I could see myself fitting in real well with what they do, running the ball and catching a lot of passes."
Turner admits he knows little more about UK other than what he's heard so far from Mark Stoops and Neal Brown via phone conversations. "That's why I'm looking forward to them coming up here, and then me going down there for a visit. I want to know more. I like what I've been hearing."
Early playing time will be a big factor in Turner's eventual decision. "I don't want to redshirt," he said. "Wherever I go, I want to make sure they're serious about playing me as a freshman. I want to go somewhere that I can help right away."
Another key, according to Turner, will be the "family atmosphere" he feels from the programs when he takes his official visits in January.
Ohio RB to meet UK staff in new year
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