Turner Hearing From More Programs

Phoenix (Ariz.) Thunderbird wide receiver Adam Turner is seeing things pick up for him on the recruiting front with a few big name programs coming into the picture.

Adam Turner is ready to raise his stock among recruiting circles this offseason. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver prospect out of Thunderbird High School in Phoenix told eDuck.com on Thursday that he's enjoyed the process of talking with interested programs thus far, but he can't wait to hear from more.

"It's been really fun," Turner said. "It's exciting knowing that these big colleges that I've watched on TV actually know my name and they want me to come out there to see them."

Already armed with an offer from Washington, Turner thinks that a nearby Pac-12 program is close to becoming his second official offer.

"I think I may have ASU close to offering," Turner said, referring to Arizona State University.

In addition to those schools, Ivy League representatives Harvard, Yale and Princeton have come forward as of late to show interest in the three-star prospect, as well as the defending Rose Bowl champs.

"I think Princeton wants me to come down for their Junior Day," Turner said. "Michigan State's been recruiting me and I've had a couple of little camp invites from USC."

Another school that could come into play soon is Oregon. Former Thunderbird star Kani Benoit, now a running back for the Ducks, has been relaying information from wide receivers coach Matt Lubick to Turner about possibly visiting him next month.

"Coach Lubick wants to come down and watch me run routes and see a track meet in April," Turner said.

Turner went on to praise Benoit for helping get his name out there to programs and media members in an effort to get more attention early on in the process. While Oregon may still be feeling out Turner, the junior said that he is definitely interested in the Ducks.

"I definitely like the success of the football program," Turner said. "I like the colors and uniforms of course. It's a great school. I need to learn more about it, but it's intriguing."

Turner has been staying active this offseason through track and field and hitting the weight room. His schedule will likely get a little more hectic in the near future as he begins planning for camps and unofficial visits.

"I think I'm going to do a couple of camps for sure and travel around for that," Turner said. "I'm definitely going to visit Washington unofficially during the summer."

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