Crenshaw LB Steps Up

Terrell Turner, 6-2 and 225 pounds, was fairly unknown before he had a break-out performance at last week's B2G Elite Camp, and the Los Angeles Crenshaw linebacker is now looking for some recruiting love...

One player who definitely upped his stock at this weekend's B2G Elite Football Program was linebacker Terrell Turner (6-2, 225). And Turner comes from a familiar place for UCLA fans: Crenshaw High in Los Angeles.

Turner plays directly behind UCLA's committed defensive tackle Brian Price, and when we spoke with Turner, who is a personality, he joked that he did all the work and Price got all of the credit.

Turner said he wouldn't mind playing with Price or teammate Raymond Carter at the next level. "UCLA and Washington could be offering me soon," said Turner. "If UCLA offered, I don't know if I would commit just yet, because I want to see my options and talk with my family, but I like them a lot."

The Bruins, and another school that has had success at Crenshaw High School – California -- are the top two schools on Turner's list. "A lot of Crenshaw guys are at Cal and UCLA," said Turner, who has played with several of them. "When I was a sophomore, I was playing d-end, and Chinny (Chinonsu Anyanwu) was on the other side. Last year, I played d-end the first three games next to Brian then they moved me to middle backer where Reggie Carter played."

Turner even spent Saturday at the B2G Camp wearing Carter's UCLA practice shorts.

Aside from UCLA, Cal and Washington, Turner is hearing from Oregon State and Colorado State, and USC has also sent him some letters. LSU is another school that has shown some interest, and a handful of WAC schools have kept in correspondence. Miami was his childhood favorite, but he hasn't heard much from them.

B2G founder Henry Bell and B2G linebackers coach Willie Champion both said that Turner had the best linebacker performance of the weekend, high praise in a field that included Jordan Campbell, D.J. Holt and Akeem Ayers, all four-star prospects.

"It's been fun here," said Turner. "Not a lot of people know about me. They know about Raymond and Brian, but I had to come here and have a good weekend and I think people will start to notice me."

Whether he stays local or leaves for school remains to be seen, but his mom has been pretty vocal about where she wants him to be. "My mom wants me home," said Turner. "My dad just wants me to go where I can play."

Turner had 87 tackles last season with four sacks and an interception during an all-league campaign for the City Section champions.

Academically, Turner has a 3.1 GPA. He took his SAT earlier this month and still awaits his score.

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