Maurice Turner Draws Recruiting Interest

Maurice Turner, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver and team captain from Arden Hills (MN) Mounds View, is one of the state's top wideouts. He has led the Mustangs to a 3-3 start. Turner has caught 45 passes for 651 yards (14.5 yards per reception) and five touchdowns. Turner plans to attend this Saturday's Minnesota game versus Wisconsin. caught up with Turner to find the latest on his recruitment.

Maurice Turner caught 40 receptions for 581 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, leading the Mustangs to a 6-3 mark. They were upset by seventh seed Centennial.

Turner attended the Iowa State-Baylor game last week and will attend the Minnesota-Wisconsin game this weekend. Those were his first two college games that Turner has been able to attend.

"I've been busy with school and football."

Turner comes from a football family. His father, Maurice Turner Sr., was drafted and played for the Minnesota Vikings during the 1984 and 1985 seasons after playing football at Utah State. The older Turner is serving in his second season coaching defensive backs.

Turner said that he has film of his father's college and NFL games and was impressed by his dad's play.

"I'm a long way from where he was. I'm not as advanced as he was in high school."

Turner said that he is hearing Iowa State, Minnesota, Michigan State, North Dakota State and South Dakota.

"I'm pretty open to any situation. I don't have a favorite and don't have an offer yet."

"I'm hoping for a chance to play right away. I'm looking for a good academic situation."

Turner also played basketball for the Mustangs, who advanced to the Class AAAA state tournament. They finished 23-9 overall and third in the tournament. Turner averaged 4.4 points per game.

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