Trigg County lineman has early favorites

At this point in the recruiting process, there are a number of 'hidden gem' prospects that see their stock rise during their final high school season. One such prospect resides in Cadiz, Kentucky and plays for Trigg County.

Kenny Turner of Trigg County High School is a name that will surface more frequently as the 2004 high school season gets underway this fall. An imposing lineman with great size and good foot speed, Turner will be a prospect that both state schools, as well as regional programs will likely show frequent interest.

At 6-foot-7, 270-pounds Turner plays on both the offensive and defensive line at Trigg County and could do so at the collegiate level as well.

"I like playing defense more," Turner told ITV. "I'm not sure what I'll play in college though."

While that decision may not be completely known until he moves on to the college of his choice and begins practicing through fall camp, a number of programs are already expressing interest.

"I'm getting letters from a bunch of places," Turner explained. "I get the most from Louisville and Kentucky right now."

Determined not to stay under the radar long, Turner has had a busy spring, putting quite a few miles on the family car.

"I have visited Mississippi State, Murray State and Louisville last weekend for their Junior Day," said Turner. "I'm going to the Orange-White game at Tennessee and the Blue-White game at Kentucky too."

He left Louisville with a positive impression.

"Louisville's facilities were real nice," said the First Team All-Western Kentucky Conference selection. "I like what they expect from their players. First is academics and second is that they want players who will give their best and want to win rings."

While he has yet to receive a scholarship offer, Turner does have an early list of favorites.

"Right now I'd say Louisville, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan State and Notre Dame are my favorites," Turner said, why also explaining that he will take his time before deciding on a college choice.

Turner is also a standout on the hardwood, playing center for Trigg County. As a junior he was named All-State honorable mention after averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds per contest. He also established a new school record with 110 career blocks.

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