Turner Earns First PAC 12 Offer

The Beavers have made recruiting the top in-state talent a priority. This weekend they extended an offer to a rising wide receiver from the Portland area.

Clackamas (Ore.) wide receiver is a big target.  At 6-foot-7, 195 pounds Cole Turner has all the physical tools to translate into a possession receiver in college.  Offers have been slowly rolling in, with Portland State, Air Force, Eastern Washington and several Ivy League programs stepping up to the plate to offer.  

On Friday Turner made his way to Corvallis for the Oregon State Camp and his performance at the camp earned him his first Power Five offer.

"They became almost more interested after seeing me at the Northwest Best Camp a few weeks back," he said. "I came out to the camp (Corvallis) and I had a good showing and Coach Andersen told me and my dad that I had a full ride scholarship there if I wanted it."

The offer was big, not only because it is his first Power Five offer, but because he likes what he has seen from the OSU program.

"It is close to home yet still great football," he said. "They are a great staff and I like how they want to make me a part of the offense."

Looking at Turner's offer list, academics are obviously important to the athlete.  He stated that Stanford is a 'dream' offer, but he also knows what he is looking for in the school he finally commits to.

"A place where I feel like I'll fit in the best and somewhere that can prepare me for life after football," he said.

Right now he is not in a hurry to make his commitment and plans to wait until he has taken his official visits to make his final decision.  He will be going to visit the Air Force Academy weekend and feels that Cal could be close to offering.

Stay tuned to BeaverBlitz for all the latest on Turner's recruitment. He promised to keep us updated on any new offers and visits on the horizon.

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