Elite OT Returns to UNC

After a great first visit to North Carolina, Landon Turner decided to accept the Tar Heels' coaching staff's invitation to attend Junior Day over the weekend.

"I enjoyed the visit when they played Duke [in football]," Turner said. "The campus is beautiful, they have one of the best business schools in the country, and I'm real high on them."

Turner, a 6-foot-5, 304-pound offensive tackle from Harrisonburg (Va.), wasn't disappointed in his return visit to Chapel Hill.

"[Saturday] was a lot of fun and informative," Turner said. "I really liked how the practice is, [and] how their players interact with each other and the coaches. I got to see the dorms. Another big thing was the academic support and how it's run."

The highlight of Turner's visit, he says, was watching a UNC spring practice.

"For one thing, [practice] made me want football season to come back again," Turner said. "I wish we had spring practice up here. I enjoyed the way practice was run. It was up-tempo and it was a good atmosphere."

Turner's stay also included a tour around UNC's football facilities, including a look at recent additions. Additionally, he met separately with Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach, and Butch Davis.

"[They discussed] the program and how excited they are about it and how they want me to be a part of it," Turner said.

Turner's favorites list is compromised of Michigan State, UNC, Ohio State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

"I really enjoyed it [Saturday]," Turner said. "The coaches were great. I'm not going to commit until next fall, but overall I felt very excited about the program."

Turner says "for the most part" his six favorite schools are on equal footing.

Last fall, Turner visited Georgia, Maryland, Ohio State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, as well as UNC.

Outside of UNC, Turner's second wave of trips has included a stop at Virginia Tech. He also plans to attend the spring games of Michigan State and West Virginia, and Virginia's Junior Day.

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