WR Maurice Turner To Make Two 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 in third place in the Class AAAA state tournament. GoldenSports.net caught up with Turner to find the latest on his recruitment and two upcoming visits.

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

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 several Minnesota Gopher games.

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 will visit Iowa State and Northern Iowa in January. He has previously visited North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth, who have offered him a scholarship. Tunrer said that he also has offers from South Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Minnesota Mankato.

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

Turner averaged 4.4 points per game for the Mustangs as a junior, but has elevated his scoring with the loss of 2005 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year Travis Busch to 12.5 points this season as the Mustangs are off to a 5-3 start.

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