In recent months the Michigan coaching staff has made 2014 Warren De La Salle (Mich.) high school guard A.J. Turner a high priority. Spending time at one of Turner's practices and finding their way into the stands for three Pilots games in the past month alone, Turner returned the favor Wednesday night as he made his way up to Ann Arbor on an unofficial visit for the Wolverines matchup with Northwestern.
"The visit in my opinion was very good," Turner told GoBlueWolverine. "I was very impressed with their new facility."
Inside the newly renovated Crisler Center for the very first time, Turner, along with his parents and a few coaches from De La Salle, took in No. 1 Michigan's 20th victory of the season.
Playing point guard for the Pilots, the Wolverines envision Turner playing as an off guard in John Beilein's system – a system Turner could definitely see himself fitting into at the next level.
"I like their style of play," said Turner. "They put their players in a position to make plays with the ball and put them in a position to succeed."
Afterwards, Turner and crew spent some time with the entire Michigan coaching staff, engaging in a very productive discussion that lets the 6'7, 180 pound wing know exactly how the Wolverines feel about him.
"They said that they are in love with me," said Turner. "They said that they love the way I play and that they are very interested in me. They want me back on campus very soon for a game, a practice, and a tour of the campus."
Although an offer wasn't extended to Turner on the visit, the mutual interest is high between the two, leaving open the possibility of a scholarship in the future.
"They didn't give me any details about an offer," said Turner. "They just made it clear to me that they are very interested and that I would fit in perfect with their style of play. They said the fact that coach Beilein came out to watch me play 3 times in one season shows how interested they are."
Turner and De La Salle travel to U of D Jesuit Friday night to play for first place in the Catholic League, setting up a nice match-up between Turner and 2016 point guard Cassius Winston -- GBW will be in attendance.
'14 G A.J. Turner meets with Michigan coaches
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