It was a big weekend for Oregon this past week as the Ducks pulled in several big commitments. Yet another player to jump on the bandwagon was fast rising linebacker Terrell Turner.
Turner, 6-2, 225 pounds took previous visits to Nevada and Washington State but said the trip to Eugene was too much to pass up.
"I had to commit, I loved it there," Turner said. "There were so many pluses about the school that it was a pretty easy decision for me.
Article Continues Below
"For starters, I love the coaches and especially my recruiting coach, Coach Pellum. What makes it cool is Coach Pellum will also be my position coach so I already have a great relationship with him.
"Everyone always talks about the great facilities at Oregon and they weren't lying. It's an incredible place and the weight room, locker room and player lounge are unlike anything I've seen.
"Another huge plus with Oregon is I can play early there. I think at the other schools, I would have had to red-shirt but at Oregon, I'll have a chance to play as a true freshman. They want me at inside linebacker and if I come in ready to go, I'll see the field next year.
"Terence Whitehead played at Oregon and he's a Crenshaw alum. I talk to him all the time and I even called him this weekend while I was at Oregon. He always talks up Oregon and tells me how the coaches will treat me right and take good care of me.
"I know at some other schools, the coaches are more about them but at Oregon, Terence told me they really want the players to succeed away from the football field as well as on the field.
"I'm really excited right now and can't wait to get to Oregon and compete against Brian (Price) and Raymond (Carter). They're great friends of mine and have been talking a lot of trash.
"They're both going to UCLA and it's going to be fun playing against them. Oregon handled UCLA pretty good this year and now I can tell them that my school is going to be putting it to them the next four years while we're all in college as well."