"My father, uncle and cousin all played college football at West Virginia," Turner said about his family. "I never got to meet my uncle (Jim Braxton – AP All-American 1970) as he's no longer with us. My father (West Turner – 2 year letter winner) and cousin (Phil Braxton – 3 year letter winner) have really helped me but are not pushing me to go to one school over the other."
While Turner holds several offers, there are five schools at the top of his list at this time.
One thing some have talked about with Turner's interest in Michigan State is the fact he lived in Lansing. How much will that come into play?
"I made a visit up there at the end of May. I'd forgotten a lot of it but knew my way around with things like the routine I had going to school. But otherwise I'd need a map to get around. Right now I have no family up there but I like a lot of things up there."
At 6-foot-5, 315-pounds, Turner fits the physical the Spartans look for in their interior linemen. Are there plans to camp at MSU this summer?
"I'm not sure right now. I'm still looking at my summer schedule as I go and spent some of it with my father."
As for what Turner is looking for, he fully understands this process is not only about football, but about the time spent on campus.
"There is a lot that goes into making this decision. I'm looking at it as if I was just a student looking for a college and didn't have football, would I be happy there."
Looking to study business, Turner knows many expect him to just pledge to West Virginia. But what might have been good for others in his family may not be for him.
SpartanDigest.com will check back with Landon Turner in the future.