One of the best junior signal callers on the West Coast has relocated.
Turner Baty played for Menlo-Atherton California last fall, now he is preparing to play his senior season in Florida at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale.
"I'm back home," Baty told InsideMizzou.com Monday night. "I''m from Florida originally, it's good to be back."
Baty, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete, threw for over 1,700 yards and 18 touchdowns and the ultimate prize, the CIF-CCS title as a junior. He is hoping that moving across the country won't keep college recruiters from finding out his new address.
"Right now I don't have any official offers, I'm waiting on my first," Baty said. "We are letting everyone know we moved, I'm looking forward to having a great senior season here in Florida. I'm looking forward to the recruiting process."
"I got the opportunity to meet Chase at a quarterback competition," Baty said. "I kept up with his career, he did an outstanding job at Missouri. I love their offense, it's the perfect fit for me."
Baty is looking forward to taking an unofficial visit to Columbia Missouri in the near future and hopes to attend a summer camp there.
"I want to go check things out there," Baty said. "I love the way they chunk the ball there. I understand it's a great college town, the success they have had over the last few years is nothing less than impressive."
According to Baty, his strengths as a quarterback is his leadership ability, his work ethic and his knowledge of the game.
"I love to lead by example," Baty said. "I'm not the loudest guy on the team, but I get things done. My players respond to me, they know they can count on me."
"I would love to play in Missouri's offensive system," Baty said. "It's early, we will have to wait and see who offers and go from there."