Terrell Turner keeps tabs on NU with coach

It's no secret; teams would like to be able to cherry pick Texas. That is why everyone tries to recruit the Lone Star State. When you have an in, you may need to use it. For three years in a row this high school in the Dallas metro area has produced at least one division I player.

This year will be the third for Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial to produce a division I player. Terrell Turner is following in a growing line of talent into major college football.

Two years ago it was Cedric Dockery who followed his brother to Austin. This past recruiting year it was Brandon Duncan who again will be a Longhorn. This year Turner will continue bringing teams into Lakeview.

Turner is a tall, rangy wide receiver. He comes in at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds. He says that his coach told him he ran a 4.6/40 the last time he ran it. "Last time I ran it was cold. I have to run it again," Turner said.

Turner isn't sure what his stats were last year. They were breaking in a sophomore quarterback that did not play seven and seven with them this past summer because of AAU basketball.

"I have no idea what my stats were last season; I didn't stay up on them. I know that I had two touchdowns receiving and two rushing. I earned second team all-district honors."

While Turner has yet to receive his first offer he is getting some serious recruiting attention. "I don't have any offers yet. I am getting a lot of interest from Texas and Oklahoma right now. I like Texas, LSU and Texas Tech right now."

While he grew up in Texas, he grew up an LSU Tiger fan. He did keep an eye on Texas a little bit and of course has ties to Austin now with two former high school players now part of the team.

This summer may be a bit busy for Turner who will be looking to actually fit in football camps around other things this summer. He is planning on a couple though right now. I was planning on going to the Oklahoma camp and maybe the Texas camp."

"I am going to play 7-on-7 again this summer. I will be playing baseball again this summer too. I play shortstop." Now Turner could be a serious college recruit for baseball as well. That attention hasn't caught up with him yet though.

"Not yet, but around the tournaments are when all the scouts come out. I can tell you more about that when the tournaments are over."

"I bat lead-off. My batting average was .363 last year. I led the team in home runs, runs and hits last year. I had 12 RBIs, 4 HR, 3 3B, 7 2B, 27 Hits, 23 Runs in 75 at-bats. I also led the team in stolen bases with nine."

So which way will Turner go if he can play both football and baseball in college?

"Well baseball I have been playing a lot longer, but I have more fun playing football. I have been playing baseball since I was about six and I have been playing football since I was in seventh grade."

Turner may be spoon-fed Nebraska Cornhusker football a little bit at his school. It's understandable. He has a former Cornhusker that is now on the coaching staff.

"If they (Nebraska) give me a scholarship I'll go. I have Coach Byron Bennett for a teacher at school and we talk about Nebraska a lot. He keeps telling me that they had the top recruiting class. I follow recruiting myself as well."

Following Turner this season will be interesting as there will a year of experience for the quarterback under his belt and giving Turner a chance to use his strengths and a chance to work on some weaknesses this summer.

"I block really well and I am aggressive. I am basically a well-balanced receiver. I am going to work on yards after the catch this summer. I will work on my speed too."

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