U of L visits California QB

Quarterback Chris Turner received an in-home visit from Louisville assistant Mike Summers on Wednesday and now appears to favor the Cardinals.

Throughout the week Inside the Ville has been tracking the travels of the Louisville coaches. From New Jersey to Florida. From Alabama to Pennsylvania. Now we find them in California, visiting quarterback prospect Chris Turner.

On Wednesday, U of L assistant coach Mike Summers made the trip west to California and visited with Turner and his parents.

"Coach Summers came to my house and talked with me and my parents for awhile," Turner said. "He was able to answer all the questions that we had for him. We talked a lot of the offense and what I would do if I came there."

One of the topics discussed was possible playing time as a true freshman, but Turner realizes that he'll need to come in and compete.

"They said that I could come in and see what I can do and then maybe see some time behind [Brian] Brohm," explained Turner. "I'd just like to compete in practice and see what I could. I'm still young, I don't turn 18 until September, so I'm not against redshirting."

A few weeks ago Turner favored Mike Price and UTEP, but with the Miners recently receiving a verbal commitment from Brandis Drew, things have changed in his list of favorites, with a new school claiming the top spot.

"Louisville, Maryland, LSU and Illinois are the ones I'm looking at the most right now," explained Turner, who received a visit at his school recently from Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen. "Louisville is definately very high with me right now. I'd say that Louisville's number one."

Louisville, along with Illinois, UTEP and Boise State have all offered Turner. He has already made an official visit to UTEP and will trip to Louisville on December 17th.

"I may decide after I visit that weekend," said Turner.

Over the past two seasons the 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback has set a number of new records at Chamindade College Prep, throwing for over 4,500 yards and 45 touchdowns.

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