Coffeyville DT has two early offers

One of the top defensive line prospects in the Jayhawk conference this year, Coffeyville DT Jordan Turner (6-3, 295), has received two early offers and he's got several other schools interested in what he brings to the table. JCFootball.com caught up with the Turner recently and he updated us on where things stand...

"Baylor has offered me and I still have my full-ride to Memphis, which is the school I signed with out of high school," Turner told JCFootball.com. "Right now, those are the two offers I have, but Oklahoma, Louisville and Kansas State have all been talking to me a lot and I have also heard from Kansas, but I haven't really talked to a coach from there yet."

As a freshman last fall, Turner started six games totaling 19 tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and a blocked kick, but he is poised to have a breakout season this fall, using his outstanding athleticism and size to wreak havoc along the defensive line.

"This year I've been working a lot with my strength and conditioning coach who is also my defensive line coach," Turner admitted. "He's really been pushing me a lot this offseason. I'm also running a lot and working on some of my moves too.

"I'm a physical guy inside. I'm good at stopping the run, but I think I can rush the quarterback pretty well too, but I want to be even better this year."

As a prep, Turner enjoyed a solid career at Wichita (Ks.) South High School, but then transferred to Memphis University Prep halfway through the year with the anticipation of signing with the Tigers. However, he was unable to qualify so he began looking around at some different programs, but only the Red Ravens stuck out.

"I wasn't really recruited much by schools like Butler or Hutchinson and Coffeyville told me I always had an option here," Turner said. "I liked the staff and you face top competition every week in games and every day in practice, so you get ready for the next level pretty quickly."

Turner has been working hard in the classroom hoping to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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