Josh Turner ranks as one of the top defensive backs in this year's class and could also rank as one…
Turner Names Top Five
Josh Turner, the 6-foot, 175-pound four-star cornerback from Millwood High School in Oklahoma City, Okla., has around 40 total scholarship offers and has narrowed down his favorites to five. Turner, ranked as the No. 4 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, now favors Miami, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Alabama. All have offered as well as Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Auburn, Oregon, California, Arkansas, Notre Dame and several others. "I want to have good coaches," Turner said. "I want to go where they'll help me develop and get better. I also want to make sure I fit in with the defense and be able to play a lot of man coverage." Growing up Turner says he followed Miami. "I just liked watching them play," he said. "Every game was exciting and they always had the best athletes." So what does Turner like about the ‘Canes now? "The coaches there are great," he said. "I really like coach Randy Shannon and I think the team is coming back like it was before. I like how laid-back they all are and how they don't have to yell at the players to get the point across." Another coach that has made a positive impression on Turner is Nebraska's head coach Bo Pelini. "I really admire him," he said. "He came to my school and I really like him. He just knows what he's doing. He's sent players to the league and you know he knows what he's talking about. "Plus he acts like he's one of us," he said. "He's like a teenager and is very cool." The only schools from his top five that he's already visited are Texas and Oklahoma. The Sooners are only 15 minutes from Turner's house. "Distance is not a factor," he said. "The program there is great," he said about the Sooners. "They have a great football team and they're great every year. The coaches are known for winning. Oklahoma is the place to be." Turner attended both the Sooners Junior Day and spring game. On June 6 Turner will be heading to Nebraska for a camp. He also plans to attend camps at Texas and Alabama. Turner plans on making a decision during his senior season. He finished his junior season with 70 tackles and seven interceptions. He also had 13 touchdowns at wide receiver. "I have good awareness on defense," he said. "I play smart and I'm very aggressive." He says he can bench 200-pounds and squat 450. "I want to get stronger in my upper body," he said. "I also want to turn better and improve my flexibility." Turner needed to conclude the interview before he was able to address Texas and Alabama, his other favorites, as well as his academics.
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