QB Gets Another Big Offer

Ohio quarterback <b>Anthony Turner</b> received a big offer earlier this week. Did that offer shuffle his list of favorites? Does he expect to announce a final decision in the near future?

Name: Anthony Turner
Position: QB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 212 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.66
Hometown/School: Dayton, Oh. (Chaminade-Julienne HS)


Anthony received a written offer from Penn State earlier this week. The offer is, of course, contingent on Turner qualifying academically. Currently, Anthony carries a 2.7 GPA and is schedule to retake the SAT in September.

Penn State is the 12th team to offer Turner a scholarship. He also listed offers from Bowling Green, Miami of Ohio, Ball State, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, Iowa, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Michigan State.

The Nittany Lions have now made their way onto Turner's list of favorites alongside West Virginia and Iowa.

"I've been to West Virginia, but I haven't been to Iowa or Penn State yet," Anthony said Thursday evening.

Anthony had named Penn State his favorite as recently as two months ago. However, he has no clear leader at this time.

"I didn't think that they (PSU) were interested in me. When I started getting other offers, I just started paying attention to other schools instead of Penn State."

Anthony learned of Penn State's renewed interest last week.

"Coach Jay Paterno called Coach Place when I was in his office and I talked to him then, last Thursday. He said that they were very interested in me and that I should have an offer coming pretty soon."

Turner is unsure as to when he'll make his final decision.

"I have no idea yet. I'll let God decide when I'm going to do that."

Anthony does not have any visits scheduled right now and is currently concentrating on his season, which got off to a disappointing start last week as Chaminade-Julienne lost to Clayton Northmont by a score of 31-27. (Dayton Daily News game story). Turner played hurt in that contest.

"I bruised my rotator cuff. It's getting better day by day, but it hurts when I try to throw a deep ball. I can't put that much zip on it either. The first time I played, I couldn't really throw the ball past 10 yards. I threw 10-yard outs and under."

Anthony hopes to be a little stronger for his game on Friday.

"Today, I was throwing 20-yard balls, so I think I'll be pretty good by tomorrow."

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