Since Sept. 1, when NCAA rules allowed coaches to begin phone contact with recruits, Jason Turner has had a busy phone.
Turner has been contacted by Kansas State, Washington, Oregon and Fresno State. This added aspect of the recruiting process has caused some shifts – for good and bad - in Turner’s top five.
"K-State continues at the top position, followed by North Carolina, Oregon, Colorado State and Washington," Turner said.
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With no scholarship offers, yet, Turner has no distractions that will make him lose focus of his goal right now -- a good season at Saint Francis High School in La Canada, Calif.
“I expect to receive some (offers) starting the middle of the season," Turner said. "The coaches are telling me they want to see how I do this year. I’m honestly glad I don’t have any offers yet because I just want to give everything I’ve got to the team I’m on now. Our team looks good – we’ve filled some of our weak spots. I’m a senior and a leader, and I want to do my best for my teammates.”
At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, and a 4.75 forty, K-State, North Carolina and Colorado State are looking at Turner as a linebacker. Oregon and Washington are interested in him as a fullback.