COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A top underclassman from a local power the Terps would like nothing more than to break through again at took in Maryland's Big Show event June 28. And he loved the visit and especially the competition.
"It was a really good. I felt like there was a lot of competition and the tempo was very high. So it was fun, for real," said DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville, Md.) 2016 defensive back/receiver Darryl Turner, who is on the cusp of a UMD offer.
"I worked at receiver today, and I am thinking receiver right now because that is where I am being recruited hard at," said the 5-10, 185-pound Turner.
The low 4.4-second 40-yard dash runner just returned from a campus visit to ODU, while he plans to take in Penn State this month. ODU and Army were his first two offers.
"And Maryland said they are going to hopefully offer either this week or next week. And Coach [Mike] Locksley didn't have anything bad to say about me at all. He only had good things to say about me," Turner said.
Turner spoke highly of the current Terps players that came out to assist that day, especially the receivers led by Deon Long.
"The players that came out to help us, like do drills and watch us and give pointers to how to do better, I think that was the best part. Of all the camps I have been to, I knew what all the coaches....but you can't really hear what the players had to say about it. But the players were out here so it really helped out," Turner said.
Long, Levern Jacobs and Stefon Diggs all helped out or stopped in at the one-day event in Byrd Stadium.
Another highlight, Turner said, was seeing Terps coaches Keenan McCardell and Chad Wilt dancing at midfield towards the end of the camp. He said it was a lively atmosphere.
Turner said his father once attended Maryland for a few years before joining the Air Force. On the Terps in general, he said:
"It's a great school, and it's so close to home. I go to DeMatha like five minutes away so just come up here whenever I want. I definitely like that," Turner said.
Turner could project on either side of the ball at UMD, while he has legit speed and is one of the Stags top 2-3 prospects in the loaded 2016 class. His offer list is likely soon to swell.
TT 'Big Show' Interview 10: Darryl Turner
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