Akron (Ohio) Copley running back Aregeros Turner had been on a scholarship drought after picking up early offers from Tennessee and Illinois. It was an unlikely program in Washington that broke the offer-less string earlier this week.
"I kind of was expecting it because Peter Sirmon was the one who offered me at Tennessee," Turner said. "When he switched schools he was the one who got my name to the coaches and got them to offer me at Washington also."
Turner said he and Sirmon had a good relationship when the latter was at Tennessee, but their communication had dropped off since he moved out to Washington. Turner expects to be in closer communication going forward and hopes to find out more about the Huskies' program.
"I really don't know anything about their program," Turner said. I think I am going to go out there in the spring."
Turner is also looking at possible spring game visits to Illinois and West Virginia. He has been hearing steadily from those schools as well as Purdue and Virginia lately.
"I just want to see who is more interested right now," Turner said. "I am going to wait until the summer, go to a few camps, see if I get new offers and see what other schools are talking about."
The 5-10, 185-pound Turner is known best for his ability to carry the football, but some schools see him projecting to other positions at the college level.
"Some are talking about defensive back, some are talking about a slot receiver," Turner said. "I would rather play running back, but I really will play anywhere they ask me to."
Turner had set a torrid pace through the first seven games of his junior season, racking up 1,700 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. He fractured his tibia in that seventh game, however, and missed the rest of the years.
"I started rehab a month ago," he said. "I can't sprint yet, but I can do almost everything else. I'm running track this year and they said I should be able to compete in meets at the beginning of May if not before."