J.T. Turner Takes in U-M Practice

Massillon (OH) Washington's J.T. Turner made his way to Michigan's junior day earlier this month and afterward quickly re-anointed the Maize &Blue his leader. He traveled back to the Great Lake State earlier this week to see the Wolverines in action on the practice field, and once again came away impressed.

Michigan’s “Night of Champions” was a big hit with the recruits that observed the festivities while on campus for junior day on March 13th. Massillon (OH) Washington DB J.T. Turner was among those that gave the event high marks, but there was still more he wanted to see. That’s why he was back in Ann Arbor a mere two weeks later so he could observe the Wolverines in action on the field.

“It was nice,” Turner said after his Tuesday visit. “I got to watch practice and I went to a team meeting with the DBs. I met all of the DBs and that was cool. It was a nice visit.”

“I spent time with Coach Rodriguez, my defensive backs coach, Coach Gibson, and my recruiting coach, Coach Tall. They were telling me how they feel about me,” Turner continued. “They were telling me that they want me to come up there, but that they’re not going to rush me to commit.”

While watching his would-be coaches handle their business on the Oosterbaan field house turf, Turner noticed one thing right away.

“They really get after you,” he said. “They just want you to work hard. They’re strict, but they just want you to work hard. They want everything done at a fast pace. They want it fast, quick, and correct.”

Watching the spirited session gave the talented youngster a better idea of how things work and how he’d be utilized if he were to become a Wolverine. The impression he left with was a very good one.

“I liked it,” said Turner. “I really liked Donovan Warren. I like the way he played. He was physical. I liked Morgan Trent too. I liked how both of the corners played.”

Turner will again be on the road in the coming days, and he will kick things off with an unofficial visit to Columbus.

“I’ll be up (at Ohio State) on Saturday,” he reported. I don’t know that I’m going to go anywhere else this spring. I think I’m going to go to the scout combine at Pitt.”

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