Cougar visit wows Turner, UO enters picture

TERRELL TURNER says his official visit to Washington State this weekend could not have gone much better. "It went great -- real, real great -- I loved it," said the 6-2, 225-pounder. Before the linebacker prospect even arrived home, however, another Pac-10 school got in touch, offered a scholarship, and has subsequently set up an in-home visit and official trip for this coming weekend.

Turner said everything on the Washington State trip was a plus -- from the weather to the Cougar players and coaches.

"I loved it, the snow was great," said Turner. "All the players, they really like it there. And I liked that they all talked to me straight up, they weren't out there putting on some show or anything like that."

Turner also cited a close knit atmosphere and the college town atmosphere.

"It's not a big town, but that's what I like," he said.

Turner also got some news from another Pac-10 school this weekend.

"While I was out there, Don Pellum, the linebackers coach for Oregon, he texted me and then we just talked a cool minute ago. He's trying to get me out on a visit this week coming up. I had San Jose (scheduled) but he told me I don't have to account for anything, just take my time, and he basically he said that he was offering me so I'm going to go up there and take a look."

A short time later, Pellum and Turner spoke again and set up plans.

"I just got done talking to Don Pellum again and he's coming down here on Wednesday and then I'm going to go out there on a trip Friday," said Turner.

Asked how Washington State and Oregon stand in comparison, Turner said it's neck and neck.

"We're actually talking about that right now, I'm here at my grandma's house and I'm going to have to talk to my parents about everything, too," he said.

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