Will UK Offer Danville RB?

Danville (KY) native Kelvin Turner has turned some heads this season with his fabulous play for Danville High School. In 10 regular season games this season, Turner ran for an average of 176.4 yards a game and a state best, 25 touchdowns. Will the Cats offer this prolific star running back?

"They haven't offered a (scholarship) yet," Kelvin Turner, Sr. told Inside Kentucky. "They've been down to see Kelvin a number of times this season and I know they are very interested in him becoming a Wildcat."

Turner led Kentucky's '1A' in scoring - averaging close to 20 points a game for Danville. The 5-foot-10 running back rushed for 2,136 yards as a junior, earning All-State honorable mention honors.

"He's always been a Kentucky fan," the elder Turner said. "I think he'd go there if they gave him a shot. It's just always been a question of his test score."

According to Turner, Jr. in a recent update, the Wildcats have always led for his services from the start.

"Definitely Kentucky - they are my leader, no doubt about it," Turner said. "I just love the coaching staff and the players there. I've been there a bunch and I just feel real comfortable at Kentucky. If they offer, I'd definitely commit."

Although an offer hasn't been extended, he feels it won't be long before he hears good news from the Big Blue.

"They haven't (offered) yet but they told me to get my grades up and my test score up and they would," he continued. "I took it last year and got a 16."

Turner re-took the test in December and has apparently made some headway, but is still short on his qualifying score.

"If he gets it, I think he's a Wildcat," Turner Sr. concluded.

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