"I didn't sign with anybody out of high school," Ronnie Turner said. "I had some local schools showing me interest and looking at me, but none of them offered me. I went to Hartnell and I guess you could say I sort of blew up from there."
Turner led Hartnell with 107 yards receiving per game during his sophomore season. Despite only playing in seven games, the personable Turner reeled in 49 passed for 755 yards and ten touchdowns. Those numbers were enough to generate a serious offer sheet.
With double digit offers to consider, Turner had some thinking to do. A trio of visits will likely be the final steps in the recruiting process for the Golden State native.
"I visited Colorado last weekend and that was a good experience," Turner said. "I had a good time getting to know the players and coaches.
"I am supposed to visit Cincinnati this weekend and then Mississippi State the last weekend. I am looking forward to taking those visits too."
The Buffs appear to have picked up a solid "bump" after their opportunity to host Turner as a visitor. The other programs will look to even things up when their times come to roll out the red carpet.
"I like Colorado," Turner said. "It's a beautiful campus and the players all treated me like I was one of them. I really enjoyed my visit there and I get the feeling that the coaches really want me to come there."
Programs looking to make a late push still have some time to make an impression on the versatile Turner.
"I haven't made my decision yet," Turner said. "I am going to see how things go with the visits. After al of that is over, I am going to sit down and just talk about everything with my family. I want to make the best decision for myself, so I still have some things to think about and talk about with my family. I am not sure I will wait until signing day to decide, but it will be after my visits."