Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw linebacker Terrell Turner (6-3, 225, 4.7) took his first visit to Nevada before the holidays and his recruitment has been heating up ever since. He has set two new visits set up and a pending third. He also has seen his offers rise to three.
Turner has offers on the table from Nevada, San Jose State and the team he will visit this Washington State (Jan. 12).
"I like Washington State because they play in the Pac 10," Turner said. "I would like to play in the Pac 10.
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"I talked to coach Kelly Skipper and told me that Washington State won six games and was bowl eligible, but they didn't get picked to play in one," Turner said. "Whatever school I pick I want to help them get to a bowl game.
After Turner's visit to Pullman he will head up north on January 19th for a visit with San Jose State.
"I have two friends who play for San Jose State, Adonis Davis and John Thompson," Turner said. "Adonis started at defensive tackle as a true freshman.
"San Jose State's head coach (Dick Tomey) came by the school before I took my trip to Nevada," Turner said. "He told my coach that he liked the fact that I played for a hard nosed football at Crenshaw. He said that it would be easy for me to come in and be a contributor and be part of the team.
"At Crenshaw we play hard and practice hard and we never quit," Turner said. "That's what the coach likes about me."
Arizona State is a team that is coming in late for Turner and they are in the process of trying to set up a visit. The Sun Devils wanted him to visit the weekend of his San Jose State visit.
Now the word is the Turner will be in Tempe on January 26th.
"I like ASU because they are in the Pac 10 and played in a bowl game," Turner said. "Coach Eric Yarber (formerly wide receiver coach for the Washington Huskies) is the coach who is recruiting me for ASU and he played at Crenshaw.
"I don't know a lot about ASU, but from what I do know of them it would be nice to play for them."
Turner accounted for 163 tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception that he returned for a touchdown as a senior and his performance earned him first-team all-league.