Turner Talking Summer Decision

Turner Talking Summer Decision

Trai Turner used to fashion himself as a two sport athlete. The 6-4, 330 pounder used to be a pretty good baseball player in addition to a standout on the gridiron. As Trai got older and bigger, he felt that football was his best chance to get to the next level. Now that big man from the Big Easy is focused completely on football.

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"We start spring practice in two weeks," said Trai. "I am ready to get back out there and hit somebody. I have spent a lot of time running and working in the weight room."

Turner reports that he is beginning to see the fruits of his labor manifest in his physical ability.

"I am just getting stronger and quicker," said Trai. "I want to have a better burst and just be an all around better football player."

Heading into his final prep season at St. Augustine, Turner wants to lead in both word and deed.

"I know I need to work on my leadership skills," said Trai. "I want to have a quicker first step and be quicker off the ball. I want to be the best I can be to help the team."

Turner has proven to be a handful as an offensive and defensive lineman on the high school level. He has over a dozen offers and many college coaches are content to let him decide what position he plays.

"I am not sure how many offers I have now," said Trai. "I think it's 13 or 14. All of them are sending me letters. Right now no schools are above the others. I am just looking at everybody. I don't have any favorites."

Early playing time and the chance to fit in as a member of the student body are extremely important to the New Orleans product.

"I am looking for a good depth chart and some cool coaches," said Turner. "I want coaches to be honest with me and keep it real.

"I want to find a good atmosphere. I want to just be around cool people and be in a good atmosphere."

Followers of Trai's recruitment will be happy to learn that he hopes to make his selection prior to his senior season.

"Growing up in the south it's all about the SEC, but I am looking at every school that is recruiting me," said Turner. "I don't have a top five or anything. I will start narrowing it down after the spring. I want to make a decision in June or July."

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