Maurice Turner Likely to Make Midwest Visits

Maurice Turner, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver and team captain from Mounds View, is one of the state's top wideouts. He led the Mustangs to a 7-5 season as they advanced to the state quarterfinals, losing to Eden Prairie 13-10 on a last second field goal. Turner also plays for the Mustangs' basketball team that finished 23-9 and third place in the Class AAAA state tournament. caught up with Turner at the Rosemount Jamboree to find the latest on his recruitment.

Maurice Turner was named first-team All-Metro by Kare-11 TV and second-team by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Turner has caught 59 passes for 896 yards (15.2 yards per reception) and eight touchdowns through his first 10 games.

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 "a bunch of Minnesota games." He did not get a chance to attend any other college games.

"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 is hearing Iowa State, Minnesota, Michigan State, North Dakota State, St. Cloud State, Minnesota Mankato and South Dakota.

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

Turner said that he will likely visit Iowa State and Minnesota. Mounds View teammate Adam Weber committed to Minnesota in August.

Turner averaged 4.4 points per game for the Mustangs, who open their season Friday against Spring Lake Park. They will play in the St. Thomas Jamboree Saturday.

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