Two offers on the table for Pierce's Turner

He's flown under the radar most of the season, but L.A. Pierce CB Brandon Turner (6-1, 185) has had an outstanding sophomore campaign and now he's got two offers under his belt. This weekend he plans to visit a Mountain West school and the following weekend he is set to visit a D-1AA school that hasn't even played a game of football yet...

Turner was a standout prep at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, but was unable to qualify for a D-1 scholarship, so the natural step was to find a JUCO program to play at.

"Pierce was close to home and I really liked the coaches and the direction of the program here," Turner told JCFootball.com recently. "I wanted to see if I could get ready to play at the next level and I feel like they've given me the coaching to do that."

Turner played quite a bit as a freshman in 2007, but redshirted last fall due to a family issue that needed to be taken care of.

"I moved down to San Diego to be with my mom," Turner said. "She needed my help so I got a job and helped out with some of the family bills and stuff like that."

Now that he's back in the flow, Turner has been outstanding this season, posting 60 tackles, five interceptions and an amazing 17 passes defensed.

"I can play physical, man-to-man defense or I can play zone because I have good anticipation and I can break well on the ball," Turner said. "I have good speed (4.5), but one thing I've really worked on his my hips and turning and running better. I already did it pretty well, but I wanted to get even better at that."

Recruiting has been calm, but steady for the talented corner and this weekend he will visit one of the two schools that have offered him.

"I'm visiting Wyoming this weekend," Turner said. "I'll visit Georgia State December 5th which is pretty cool because they are a brand new program and I'm interested in seeing what it will be like to be one of the first players to ever play there."

Besides those two program, Turner also is receiving heavy interest from Arizona State, Oregon State and New Mexico State.

Turner is on pace to graduate this winter and hopes to be on campus for spring ball with whichever school he signs with. Because he redshirted in 2008, Turner will have two years to play two following the completion of this season.

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