Turner Impressed By Tigers

Oklahoma Athlete talks about Missouri Tigers and where they stand in his recruitment

2011 CB Josh Turner 6'0" 176  4.45  OKC (OK) Millwood and several of his high school teammates, including safety prospect Kevonte Richardson, visited Missouri a couple of weeks ago.

He gave his impression of his visit to Missouri.  "It went very good, actually," said Turner.  "It was a great experience.  Coach Henson, he just treated us like we were family, and the rest of the team did, too.    The day before the scrimmage, we went out and just hung with some of the players.  We went and played basketball.............. At the practice that day, it went great, their first scrimmage."

Turner talked about what impressed him about the scrimmage.  "I want to be a cornerback," said Turner. " And, their corners, oh my God!  They just came up and hit!  Interceptions, and all that.  Wow!" 

Josh and his teammates toured the school and the athletic facilities.  He talked about meeting the training staff, and the strength and conditioning coaches. 

"We went to the weight room, and talked to the trainers in there.  They seemed like they're your friend.  That's what you really need, someone that can push you, but still be your friend in the weight room."

Turner said that he has about 30 offers to date, and that he's not going to try to narrow things down until after the summer.  He's planning to take his official visits during the season.  He said that Missouri is in his top six, and then named Oklahoma, Texas, and Miami as among those schools, as well.

He went on to talk about wanting to play in college alongside his high school teammate, Kevonte Richardson, who received an offer from Missouri to play safety following their visit that day.

I asked Turner if his desire to play alongside Richardson in college would be a factor in his decision.  He replied, "Oh, yes sir.  We're actually trying to stay together."

Turner then listed Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Arizona as the schools who have offered both he and Richardson. 

He said that Missouri is likely to get one of his official visits.  He also said that he and Kevonte would like to return to Missouri for another unofficial visit this spring.

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