Turene excited about Tennessee offer

It's no secret that Derek Dooley is looking to improve the talent level at the University of Tennessee. While Dooley won't single out any one position that needs help more than the other, most Vol fans realize that the linebacker position is in need of desperate attention. One prospect that is holding a UT offer is Boyd Anderson athlete Kent Turene. Go "Inside" for the latest.

It's no secret that Derek Dooley is looking to improve the talent level at the University of Tennessee.

While Dooley won't single out any one position that needs help more than the other, most Vol fans realize that the linebacker position is in need of desperate attention.

One prospect that is holding a UT offer is Boyd Anderson athlete Kent Turene.

InsideTennessee.com caught up with the talented defender recently to get his thoughts on the Vols offer and his interest in the Tennessee football program.

"It felt great to get the Tennessee offer," Turene said. "I think Tennessee is a great football program. I'm very excited about the offer."

Turene finished his junior season with 120 tackles, 10 sacks, two interceptions and two fumbles caused. Turene says he can bench 345 pounds, squat 515 and has a 34-inch vertical jump.

"I will definitely take a visit to Knoxville this summer to check things out," Turene said. "My plans are to take several unofficial visits. Right now, I'm not sure what camps I will attend."

Turene, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound athlete, currently holds 36 official offers.

Although Turene denies having an early favorite, he list these schools that he is considering.

"Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are all schools that have gained my interest," Turene said. "I'm looking for a great coaching staff, a great academic situation and a very fun environment to play college football in."

Turene is ranked as a three-star prospect and is rated as the No. 22 outside linebacker in the country.


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