West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade three star quarterback Chris Turner (6-4, 197, 4.79) has showed excellent leadership qualities in the early going as Chaminade is a nifty 2-0 with Calabasas, Calif., next on the schedule.
Turner is breaking in two new wide receivers because Chaminade sent their two starting wide receivers to the D-I level in Marcus Everett (UCLA) and Adrian Aye-Darko (Duke).
Because of this Chaminade is has been relying on their running game still Turner has thrown for over 200 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Turner is another quarterback who made giant strides from his sophomore to junior season. More is expected out of him in 2004 especially when league play comes around.
Chaminade plays in the tough Mission League the same league that has two-time SS-CIF Division III Notre Dame in it.
Turner and second year head coach Ben McEnroe are two of the reasons that Chaminade has made such a great turn around from league patsy to league contender.
Colleges have noticed. Since September 1st Turner has received phone calls from UCLA, Arizona State, Boise State, UTEP and Louisville.
Turner has offers from Illinois, UNLV, San Diego State, UTEP and Boise State. Boise State offered early in the process but received a verbal commitment and told Turner that they were only going to take one signal-caller.
Now Boise State is back in the hunt as they may take two quarterbacks.
UTEP is trying to set up a visit with Turner and Illinois wants to set one up after the season.
Turner is also being watched by the likes of UCLA and Oregon, two of Turner’s favorite schools.