RECRUITING: Top JC corner talks WSU trip

WOODNY TURENNE is a man of few words, but his play on the gridiron certainly speaks volumes. Generally considered the top junior college cornerback in the nation, Turenne tripped to Washington State over the weekend and talked Tuesday morning about the Pullman experience and where he goes from here.

Soft spoken and succinct, Turenne had only a few moments Tuesday morning to talk recruiting.

"I wanted to go up there and visit a friend of mine (defensive back Markus Dawes) who's up there and see if it was a fit for me," said Turenne.

Asked what he was able to glean from it all, Turenne was non-committal.

"I told them I would think about it," said Turenne. "I'm still thinking about it -- whether it's a fit."

He has an official visit scheduled this weekend to Louisville. Sources at College of the Sequoias said that Florida, the state Turenne is originally from, is the likely frontrunner but that there's also a possible sticking point academically for Turenne to get into an SEC school.

AT 6-1 and 185 pounds, Turenne has a rare combination of speed (4.28), height and shut down skills that has made him the most sought JC corner prospect in the country.

His top five headed into the official visit this weekend he said was Washington State, Florida, USC, Ole Miss, and Louisville, in no particular order.

Turenne is scheduled to graduate with his AA this spring, and would have three to play two at the next level.

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