Gifted DB Turenne Reeling In Offers

As a senior coming out of Stanahan High in Fort Lauderdale, cornerback Woodny Turenne (6-0, 185) had offers to choose from between Ole Miss, Minnesota and South Florida. But a low SAT score forced him to take the JC route, where his selection of schools is growing.

Now at the College of Sequoias, Turenne is playing for a program that is beginning to crank at solid Division I prospects, former teammate Brent Schaefer being one. 

Turenne has offers from Ole Miss and Florida and verbal offers from USC and UCLA.

"I'm also hearing from Kentucky, Oregon and Nebraska," Turenne said.  "I'm considering going back to Florida, but if staying in California works out for me, I'd be glad to stay there."

With Schaefer signing with Ole Miss, the Rebels have a great shot at getting Turenne's signature, especially when you consider they had offered him out of high school.

"I'm looking at Ole Miss a little closer with Brent signing there, and they have been on me since high school," said Turenne.

The two California schools have also been showing him interest, what with verbal offers from both.

"Coach (Rocky) Seto from USC talks with me and he said they really like me.  Coach (D.J.) McCarthy recruited me when he was in Florida (at Central Florida) and said that the defensive coordinator (DeWayne Walker) watched my tape and said I'm one of their top DB's they're recruiting," Turenne said.

Last season, Turenne had five interceptions and 24 knockdowns, and this fall will also return kicks for the Giants.  He also said he'd like to try his hand at receiver some, which he did in high school. 

A gifted runner, Turenne runs the 100m, 200m and 4x100m for Sequoias.

He will graduate with his A.A. this December and sign then, participating in Spring Football at the school he signs with in 2007.

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