Breck talks Navy, offers

Breck Turner was offered by the Naval Academy near the end of spring ball this year and has the Midshipmen in his top five schools. The 6-foot, 200-pound running back from Norwalk (Ohio) High School is set to take a visit this month to get a better feel for life at the academy.

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"It was at the end of May or around the when Coach Judge came," Turner told GoMids.com. "He met with a group of five of us at our coach's house and talked to us for about an hour about Navy. Two weeks later, he called me and asked me how things were going. I told him that I had received an offer from Minnesota. He told me they were going to have to one-up Minnesota then and let me know I had a Navy offer.

"Coach Judge is the fullback's coach. He likes me as kind of a bigger back. He said he liked my speed and vision and thought I caught the ball well out of the backfield. Obviously, Navy doesn't do much of that, but he said they could put me in motion or line me up in the slot.

"I'll be visiting Navy on the 26th of this month. I'm excited about the trip. At navy, it's more than just football, you're making a real commitment. You're promised a job with amazing befits after college. I'm just eager and excited to go up and see what it's like and see if I have a connection with the coaches and players."

Turner players both running back and outside linebacker at Norwalk. All 11 of his offers, however, have been at the running back position with the exception of Illinois who offered as an athlete. Turner carried the ball 188 times last season for the Truckers for 1910 yards, an average of more than 10 yards-per-carry. He had 37 touchdowns rushing and receiving and was named First Team All-State for Ohio Division III.

Recently, Turner came out with his top five and Navy remains in the thick of things for his services.

"I really like Toledo, Eastern Michigan, Minnesota, Navy, and Ball State," he said. "What will separate one is how well I feel I connect with the players and coaches. I want to be in a place that feel like home where I can be myself. Playing time will be a factor. Is it in the coach's plan to put me on the field early or will I have to wait? Location will probably be a factor for me. I don't mind a couple of hours away from home but over 12 may be too much. We'll see.

"Before speaking to Coach Judge I had never consider going to a military academy. I started thinking a lot about it after the offer and how my life would play if I decided to go that course. I like the idea and think they'd be a lot of benefits for doing it, but I want to see how it is in person before I make any decisions."

Turner led his school to the playoffs last season for the first time in 39 years. He says they'll be even better this year as they try to improve on a 9-2 record.

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