Huskers extend offer to TX receiver

The evaluation period has began and the onslaught of college coaches is happening in the high schools. It is allowing an eye-ball of a player to verify height and weight and for some it is enough to get an offer. Nebraska saw what they needed to see out of one Texas receiver and has extended an offer.

The latest Husker offer to a Texas prospect goes to Terrell Turner. The 6-foot-2 and 185 pound Turner is now up to four offers with Nebraska being the latest.

It's not just the Nebraska coaches that have been by to see Turner. He isn't able to approach them to talk to them, but he can see clearly who they are by their clothes.

"Coaches have been coming by lately," Turner said. "I have seen some of them walking around the school. I see their shirts as the walk by. Kansas, UTEP, Oklahoma State and Nebraska have all been by the school."

When Big Red Report caught up with Turner last, he didn't have any offers but that has all changed now. "I have four offers. I have offers from Nebraska, Arizona, Kansas and UTEP. I got the offer from Nebraska when their coach came down. I was told by my coach that the Nebraska offer was on it's way."

So what did Turner thing when he was told about the Nebraska offer and what does he know about Nebraska? "The offer was great for me. I have to do some research on them. I have to go up there and see it. From what I have heard from Coach (Byron) Bennett it sounds pretty nice."

While Coach Bennett is a tie to Nebraska, a former Nebraska place-kicker, the real tie is that the recruiting coordinator for Turner is also the wide receiver coach at Nebraska. Turner had nothing but good things to say about Nebraska's newest coach.

"Coach Gilmore is recruiting me for Nebraska. He sounds like a pretty good coach to me. He hasn't told me much. He said to get my ACT stuff done, play my senior year and have fun. He just said to get that stuff done and behind me."

The popularity for Turner is really starting to take off. One team seems poised to offer Turner right now and potentially could change a lot of things. "I was talking to my head coach and he was saying that Oklahoma was going to offer me. I will have to see how many receivers they are going to recruit this year."

Turner and the Minutemen of Garland (Texas) Lakeview will host a 7-on-7 tournament next month at their school. From there Turner and some of his teammates are planning on attending the U.S. Army All-American combine in Waco on that Sunday.

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