Aggies Going To Sunshine State For Defenders

On Thursday, Texas A&M handed their third scholarship offer out to a Florida defender, this time it was a stud linebacker out of Fort Lauderdale. Kent Turene is a 6-foot-2, 226-pound monster inside linebacker for Boyd Anderson. Turene already holds offers from Nebraska, Illinois, FAU and FIU. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Kent about his most recent offer from A&M.

One of the main reasons Coach Sherman hired Terrell Williams as his new defensive line coach was because of his ability to recruit the state of Florida. While at Purdue, Williams developed an uncanny ability to successfully recruit the Sunshine State head-to-head against the likes of Urban Myer, Bobby Bowden, and Randy Shannon. On Thursday, Texas A&M handed their third scholarship offer out to a Florida defender, this time it was a stud linebacker out of Fort Lauderdale. Kent Turene is a 6-foot-2, 226-pound monster inside linebacker for Boyd Anderson. Turene already holds offers from Nebraska, Illinois, FAU and FIU. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Kent about his most recent offer from A&M.

"I'm very excited about the offer. It's a great program," said Turene.

After receiving his offer from Texas A&M, Turene called Coach Williams Thursday afternoon to thank him for the offer.

"Coach Williams and I talked today. It went great. He was telling me how they planned to recruit me and the direction their coaching staff wants to take A&M. They want to plan to win Big 12 titles and they think I can come in and make a difference for them."

"Coach Williams told me about their junior days coming up this spring and how he wants me to come down and check out their campus. I will try to get down there this spring but if I can't then definitely this summer."

Kent is also hearing from top programs like Florida State, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. The Florida native doesn't mind playing outside of his home state as long as it's a comfortable fit for him.

"It really doesn't matter how far I play from home as long as I get a chance to play early," said Turene. "Everything is going to be even. I'm trying to find out what school fits me best and where I can compete for a spot to play."

They run a 4-3 defense at Boyd Anderson and last year Kent racked up 120 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, and 10 sacks.

"I play both inside and outside linebacker but I prefer inside," said Turene. "I'm a great team leader that stresses leadership and I am also very passionate about the game of football. I love the game, I love playing defense, and I love to hit people."


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