Turner shows well at camps

It's somewhat surprising that Kentridge ATH Brandon Turner doesn't have any offers. The athletic wideout from Kent, Wa. took in the Washington and Washington State camps this past week and performed well, but the coaching staffs are taking their time while evaluating the talented player. Dawgman.com got in touch with Turner recently and talked about recruiting and the rest of his summer plans.

"Both of the camps were a lot of fun," Turner said recently. "I went to the Washington State camp early in the week with our team and I actually got the 'Most Versatile Athlete' award because they said they liked what I did at defensive back, wide receiver and quarterback.

"After that, I headed over to Washington and was there for a couple of days and I just ran with the wide receivers at that one. It was tough going from quarterback mode at Wazzu to receiver mode at U-Dub, but I think I handled it okay."

Turner's team attended to Cougar camp together and they faced off against the team Kentridge lost to in the state championship game for basketball.

"Oh we did a little bit of talking," Turner said with a laugh. "Ferris has a good squad and me and Jared (Karstetter) and Shawn (Stockton) were all talking about how it would be fun to face off in the football championship game this year after we played each other in basketball this past year."

Turner said neither of the home-state universities offered him a scholarship, but both said to keep working hard and they'll be watching him this fall.

"Coach (Mike) Denbrock and I talked a while and he texted me after I left and said they liked what I did and to be patient," Turner said. "Coach (Mike) Levenseller basically said the same thing and that they like me a lot, but they want to see some more out of me.

"This is a business for them and I understand that, so I have to be business-like as well and just keep working hard at it and see what happens."

Turner had planned to take in the Oregon half-day camp earlier in the month, but his plans fell through so he plans to make the five-hour drive to Eugene to see head coach Mike Bellotti.

"Coach Bellotti said he wants me to come down so we can meet and so he can see me," Turner said. "Me and my dad will probably head down in a little while for that.

"Other than that, I'm just working out with my team and getting ready for the season. We think we have a pretty talented team and after how we did at the Wazzu camp, I think we should be able to have a good season."

We'll have more from Turner as the season draws closer.

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