Big Dawg: Julius Turner

Meridian High School has several senior prospects on the college football recruiting radar. One of the toughest Wildcats of them all is defensive tackle Julius Turner. While Turner may not be the biggest player on the field, he plays like it. With a disruptive first step, Turner can be a real load on the interior. The rising senior worked hard this weekend at Mississippi States' Big Dawg camp.


"I thought the camp was good, man," Turner said. "It was a good experience. I learned a lot of things and we had some good competition."

Coach David Turner, no relation, had the chance to work with the Meridian standout during Friday night's event.

"Coach Turner ran the drills and he pushed us," Turner said. "He kept telling me to keep it up and to keep working hard."

Mississippi State has not offered a scholarship at this point, but the talented defensive tackle has collected some pre-season options.

"I am hearing from Memphis, Wake Forest, Southern Miss (offer) and I am going to LSU for their camp. I hope they offer," Turner said. "I am going to LSU's camp and Louisiana Tech."

Turner is working hard to help Meridian compete for a state title, while he considers his college options. Turner is not certain of a deadline for a decision, but he is hoping to make the rounds before making the call.

Originally from Memphis, the Tigers are getting a solid look. Some in state prospects committed to Louisiana Tech are also working to get Turner to follow them to Ruston.


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