Turner Joins Bulldog "FAM 16"

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are the hottest team in all of college football and Dan Mullen and his program are beginning to reap the benefits of their new acclaim on the recruiting trail. On Tuesday evening, the Bulldogs picked up a pledge from 2016 two sport star Tre Turner. Holy Cross head football coach Eric Rebaudo reports that the Bulldogs have picked up a star player and person.

Tre Turner profile

"Tre has been a tremendous player for us," said Rebaudo. "He started out his sophomore year splitting carries with another back, but as the season went along he got more of the playing time, because of his talent.

"He's having a great year for us this year and we're proud of him."

Turner plans to play both baseball and football when he gets to Starkville once his high school career in the Big Easy is over.

"I know I am biased, because I'm a football coach. I know he's going to be a great college football player, but he does a great job for our baseball program too," said Rebaudo. "He plays centerfield for them and he's done a good job over there too.

"He's a gifted athlete who can pretty much do whatever he needs to do athletically."

Mississippi State assistant coach Greg Knox is the area recruiter for New Orleans as well as Turner's future position coach at running back.

It appears that Knox has done a great job selling the Mississippi State brand to Turner and his family.

"I sat down with Tre's father about a week or two ago and we talked about the process," said Rebaudo. "We went over everything and his father said that they were interested in committing early and these days I can certainly understand that.

"I know that they felt that Mississippi State was a tremendous opportunity for them and that they were getting close to making a decision."

Turner and his family spent some time on the Mississippi State campus this past weekend as the Bulldogs knocked off defending SEC champion Auburn to claim the school's first ever #1 ranking.

"They went up there and I think that Tre just felt comfortable up there and around their coaches," said Rebaudo. "I know he was real excited about going up there and seeing the game.

"Tre just sees all of this as a great opportunity and he and his family wanted to get things settled pretty early.

"Tre is not one who wants to have a lot of attention or anything like that. He's pretty much the exact opposite of that.

Turner becomes is the third member of the Mississippi State 2016 class joining offensive guard Dee Nalls and fellow Crescent City product Briston Guidry.

Turner chose the Bulldogs over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Houston, Ole Miss and Tulane among others.


Gene's Page Top Stories