Turner Hearing From Several

Birdville runningback Xavier Turner rushed for over 1,600 yards in 2014 despite missing three games.

North Richland Hills (TX) Birdville runningback Xavier Turner landed on several programs after his sophomore year when he rushed for 872 yards and 10 touchdowns. That included a 176-yard performance against state-champion Aledo.

Turner saw even better numbers as a junior.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder rushed for 1,616 yards and 32 touchdowns on 208 carries in 2012, helping the Hawks to a 13-1 record. Turner missed three games during the season and had he not missed time, he could've eclipsed the 2,000 yard mark.

Programs including Kansas, Oregon, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and TCU are among those showing interest. Unfortunately, a busy track schedule has prevented him from attending any junior days or visit any campuses altogether.

"It's been going good, I've just been busy with track," he said. "I definitely have some plans to get out to some spring practices, but I didn't have any time to get out to any junior days. I got caught up with my track schedule. I'm going to try the local ones first and on down the road I'm going to try to track down more schools."

Turner said the local team, TCU, has been sending a lot of mail and it's a programs he hopes to see in the following weeks.

"They have sent letters," he said. "They've actually sent me a lot of mail."

In the meantime, Turner has improved his performances on the track. He's recorded personal-bests in the 100-meter this year and is working on continuing those improvements.

"It's going pretty good, last year we broke the school record with the 4x1 and 4x2 teams, it's kind of hard for me now since the seniors are gone," he said. "But, we're doing pretty good with a lot of our times. I've run a handheld 100-meter 10.8. I ran a laser timed 11.01."


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