Alabama, Oregon turn up the heat on Turner
Life is good for Akron (Ohio) Copley class of 2013 running back Aregeros Turner.
The 5-11, 180-pound back is off to a strong start to his junior season statistics-wise. He entered the fall with two scholarship offers from BCS schools, and has had his mailbox flooded with interest from many more college programs.
"Yesterday I got 30-some letters," Turner said. "I like the way things are going and I cannot hope for anything more."
The two teams Turner says have been the most active with mailings in the first week are not Midwest schools, but BCS Conference programs from the south and West Coast.
"Alabama sends me stuff every day - their schedules and invites to games," Turner said. "I talked with Oregon last night and they asked if I had gotten all the mail they sent. They said they only offer kids based on their junior film, but they liked what they have seen so far from my sophomore film."
Turner picked up his first two scholarship offers of the process from Illinois and Tennessee. He picked up his offer from the Volunteers after attending their camp this summer camp, and is looking to get back to Knoxville soon.
"I think I am probably going to try and go to Tennessee next week," Turner said. "We watched a video about how packed the stadium gets and I just would like to get there to see a game."
No other game visits are planned for Turner this fall, but he did name Cincinnati and LSU as two schools he would like to see games at in the coming months.
Turner has helped Copley get out to a 1-1 start to the 2011 season by rushing for 425 yards and four touchdowns on 38 carries.