"The visit went great," Kenny Turnier. "I had a good time and I met a lot of great people. It was a really a nice time."
The Miami-Central sackmaster reports that getting there was half of the fun. The 6-4, 235 pounder had his connecting flight canceled and made the last leg of the journey in a car with his potential position coach, David Turner.
"Being able to spend all of that time with Coach Turner was the best part of the trip," Turnier said. "He has put so many defensive lineman into the league just like me. It was good to hear what all he had to say and where I would fit in their defense.
"I enjoyed getting to know him and hearing what he expects from his players and just how they play defense."
Turnier attended the Mississippi State basketball win over arch-rival Ole Miss as part of the official visit in addition to going to dinner with coaches, players and families. The hospitality shown to Turnier by the current Bulldog players made an impression on him.
"The players there are like a family," Turnier explained. "They really made us all feel like we were already on the team. All of those guys told us about what it's like to play there and what the coaches are like and things like that.
"They explained everything to me and let me know what it would be like if I came there."
Turnier committed to Oregon State during an in home visit recently, but it appears that the talented pass rusher has some thinking to do.
"Mississippi State and Oregon State are pretty much tied right now," Turnier explained. "I am going to visit Oregon State next weekend and then I will make my decision when I get back. I am just going to decide which one of them is the best place for me and I will make a final decision on signing day."