Turner Down to Two

After an official visit to North Carolina over the weekend, Rutgers verbal commitment Casey Turner says he'll choose between the Tar Heels and Scarlet Knights on Signing Day.

"I have to talk to my parents and see what they think," Turner said. "I'm still committed [to Rutgers]. But there's a chance, there's definitely a chance, I could switch [my commitment] to North Carolina."

Visiting UNC built on Turner's already strong feelings for the Tar Heels.

"First thing is: I like the colors," Turner said. "It's not far from home. And I felt real comfortable down there."

Turner, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound tailback from Jacksonville (Fla.) White, switched his verbal commitment from Florida International to Rutgers in late October.

"[I visited UNC despite my commitment to Rutgers], because I still wanted to see other places," Turner said. "I just committed early – I didn't sign the papers."

Turner, who officially visited Rutgers in early December, says he's finished taking official trips.

Turner's UNC official visit began Saturday morning and ended Monday afternoon. During his stay, Turner, who was accompanied by both of his parents, toured the campus, attended the UNC-Georgia Tech basketball game, and ate at several Chapel Hill restaurants.

"[The visit] was good," Turner said. "It was a nice experience. Chapel Hill is real old – some of the classrooms are from way back when the school first opened."

Additionally, Turner's visit included watching film with Ken Browning, UNC's running backs coach.

"He was showing me just the different plays they run," Turner said. "He showed me how they would use me."

On Sunday evening, Turner and his parents met with Butch Davis.

"He was talking about how North Carolina is a good school," Turner said. "My parents were asking him questions and he was answering them for them."

Turner was told that UNC is looking to sign two running backs with the 2010 recruiting class.

Fullback Devin Ramsay served as Turner's host throughout his stay.

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