Dawgman Recruiting Blog - 6/1

This week was the final week for coaches to contact potential high school recruits so they were busy burning up the phones making final calls to several top prospects. Three in-state players made some plans after talking to some of their favorite schools and they talked with Dawgman.com about camps, combines and unofficial visits.

Kentridge WR Brandon Turner Even though he's penciled in as the starter at quarterback for the Chargers, Turner is most-definitely a wideout or safety at the next level. Turner has been waiting for an offer to come forth from the schools calling him and by the end of June, he could see his offer total start to pick up.

"Washington, Washington State and UNLV have all said they like me a lot and want to see me in person," Turner said. "Coach (Mike) Levenseller called me just yesterday (Wednesday) and left a message for me.

"He basically said they would love to have me out to their camp and get a good look at me and that they like me a lot. Coach Cink (Kris Cinkovich) from UNLV is great coach and he's really made an effort to bond with me and get to know me. I really feel comfortable with him."

Turner said the local school has also made contact as well.

"Coach (Tyrone) Willingham and I have talked and the Huskies are definitely a school I'm interested in. One of my friend's (Nate Williams) is going there and they are very close to home. I'm going to go to camp there as well."

In addition to the Husky and Cougar camps, Turner plans to take in the Oregon half-day camp following the Nike Combine being held in Eugene on June 8th. He took part in the Barton Showcase a couple of weeks back and said it was educational as well as a good workout.

"It was amazing being on the field with all those talented players," Turner said. "There were some really good players down there, but I felt I did really well. I had fun in the one-on-ones. Those are always fun because it's all about the competition and doing well."

Turner said, no matter who offers, he won't be jumping at the first school to offer, but he will definitely have his eyes opened to who wants him most.

"I want to wait on things no matter when I get offered," Turner said. "I'd like to take a couple of visits too and just see what is out there and whether I really fit in to the team and the program. I'm not in a huge hurry, but I'm anxious to get some offers."

Turner said all of the schools recruiting him right now are equal and that he'll be taking some unofficial visits as well, although he hasn't firmed up any plans at this point.




Ferris WR Jared Karstetter It had been a while since we were able to chat with the big wideout from Spokane and there's a good reason – he's been a busy young man.

"I'm finishing up school for the year and then I have basketball and football practice," Karstetter, a two-sport star, said. "I'm pretty worn out at the end of the day, but it's a lot of fun and I'm really enjoying myself."

Karstetter currently claims offers from UNLV, Air Force and Eastern Washington, but several other schools have let it be known they have quite a bit of interest as well.

"Arizona State, Idaho, Boise State, Oregon State and Cal are the main schools recruiting me," Karstetter said. "Washington and Washington State also came by last month and I like them both too because they're the state schools."

Karstetter even took an unofficial visit to Washington before their spring game.

"My mom went with me and we got to meet and talk with coach Willingham in his office," Karstetter said. "It was a really beautiful day over there so we sat in his office, which was really nice, and it overlooks the lake and we just talked about how he's trying to build the program and what his goals are for himself, the team and his players.

"It was a good meeting and he has a presence. He made us feel very welcome, but he's kind of got this presence of control and strength that is pretty impressive."

Karstetter plans to camp at Arizona State, Oregon State and Oregon this month and said he may hit a day of the Washington State camp as well.

"I'm not sure if I'll got to Washington's camp or not," Karstetter said. "It might not work out timing-wise, I'll have to see. The coaches wanted me to come over, but I really haven't decided if I will or not.

"My team goes over to the Washington passing camp and I'll be there for that. I told the coaches that and they said that's great and that they just wanted to see me work out and what I could do."




O'Dea DB Johri Fogerson Fogerson is a player that is on the verge of seeing his stock rise this summer and he told Dawgman.com that he's looking forward to the next couple of weeks.

"Once I get down to Oregon and do the Nike Camp, the Combine and their half-day camp, I expect my stock to rise big-time," Fogerson said confidently. "Boise State, Idaho, Oregon State, Cal and Washington have all been recruiting me pretty hard.

"Coach (Chris) Tormey said he likes me as a running back or a free safety and pretty much everyone likes me at free safety. I break on the ball pretty well and this spring I ran a 4.46 so I feel like I have the speed to really do well next year and then when I compete at the next level."

Fogerson didn't hesitate to say the position he prefers.

"Free safety without a doubt," Fogerson said. "I love to hit people and you get to do that all the time at free safety. Either in run-support or just knocking a guy's block off that tried to come across the middle on you. It's all about defense in my book."

Fogerson doesn't claim any offers and said no school has stood out above the rest, but the Huskies have definitely got a slight advantage in his recruitment because of two things.

"I have a couple of teammates over there," Fogerson said. "Quinton Richardson and Fred Wiggs are both there and they would be cool to play with again. It definitely is encouraging that they have some guys there that I know.

"They are also the closest to where I live and grew up. My mom would love it if I went to U-Dub, but she knows this is my decision so she's just going to let me make my own decision."

Fogerson said he will attend the Washington State camp with his O'Dea teammates, in addition to the Oregon half-day camp, and also plans to attend a day or two of the Washington camp if time permits.




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