Wildcats After Indy Safety

Now with his first Big Ten offer in hand, Cathedral (IN) High School safety John Turner is beginning to pick up steam in his recruitment. Now, another Big Ten school is showing interest. Northwestern wants to see Turner in person.

Turner (6-1, 195) has been in contact with Northwestern wide receivers coach Dennis Springer—the main recruiter for prospects in the state of Indiana. Springer encouraged Turner to attend Northwestern's June 24th camp, where NU coaches can get a good look at the talented safety in person.

"(Springer) wants me to come to camp, and we'll go from there," said John Turner.

Turner has been hearing from Northwestern for some time—mainly from Dennis Springer—and may be getting close to an offer. For now, he's relying on a strong showing at Northwestern's camp, and then an offer could be possible.

Going into that camp, Turner is setting goals to make an impression on the NU coaches.

"(I want to) just show them that I'm a good DB and worthy of a Northwestern scholarship," Turner said.

So far, Turner holds one BCS offer, coming from Minnesota, and other offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Miami, Temple, Toledo, and Western Michigan.

In the fall, Turner visited Northwestern for the first time to see the Wildcats' game with Michigan State, and had a very positive experience.

"I really like the education, but I also like the people there," Turner said. "They made my visit enjoyable."

Though he does not have an offer from the Wildcats, NU is a school that really stands out on his list.

"They're up there," he said. "I'd say they're up in the top-five."

As a junior, Turner was a part of Cathedral's 13-3 overall record, which ended in a 31-20 win in the Indiana State Championship.


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