LSU sounding good to Houston DB

Houston's Wheatley High School is home to one of the top safety prospects in Texas.<br><br>Tremaine Turner said he is taking a good, long look at what LSU coach Nick Saban is assembling in Baton Rouge.

Turner (6-2, 180, 4.5) doubles at strong safety and receiver but he is looking to make strong safety his permanent spot once he gets to college. He recorded 64 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and two pass breakups on defense last season, but he also was a threat on offense with 20 catches for 273 yards and two scores.

A host of schools are actively recruiting him but LSU, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Syracuse, TCU and UCLA are currently the main players. LSU has a large alumni base in Houston and the notoriety the Tigers have gotten since Saban took over has put LSU into the mix.

"I heard a lot about their program and what they offer to kids who come into their program," said Tuner. "I've got some friends who were recruited by them and they had a lot of good things to say."

Turner has never seen the LSU campus but he said he plans on taking an unofficial trip to Baton Rouge, possibly for one of Saban's summer camps. He will also go to the Nike Combine at College Station on May 3 where many of Texas' top prospects for the Class of 2004 will be on hand.

Academics and character have always been important to Turner and he hopes that will help him land a scholarship offer from one of his favorites he listed. He currently has a 2.5 grade point average but he has not taken his standardized test to make him a full academic qualifier.

When asked what makes him stand out on the gridiron, Turner replied, "If we need a big play I'm the person to do it."

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