Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw has a great recent track record for sending players to the D-I level. Two Cougars for the class of 2007 have already committed to UCLA while two other players are being looked at by Pac 10 schools.
One of them is linebacker Terrell Turner (6-3, 225, 4.7). He was a second-team all-city and second-team all-league performer as a junior after racking up 87 tackles, five sacks and one interception.
Turner is being recruited by Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington, and LSU.
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Basically he has heard from most of the Pac 10, Mountain West and WAC.
Turner worked on his football skills by attending Cal's full contact camp and the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp (B2G) in June. He did a very good job at the Cal Bear camp and was told by the coaches that they want to see more of more of him at linebacker.
Turner started his junior season as a defensive end, but finished the last eight games at linebacker in 2005 while helping Crenshaw to the City Championship.
Even though Turner is a virtual neophyte at the linebacker position, he has shown that he has a lot of potential for the spot.
Turner impressed B2G facilitator Henry Bell with his fine performance at Bell's camp.
"Terrell is big time," Bell said. "He was the best linebacker at the camp."
The scouting report on Turner is he's a very intelligent football who picks up things quickly and easily.
A prefect example was his move from defensive end to linebacker during the season.
Turner is also very aggressive and is a sure tackler.
What is Turner looking for in a college?
"I am looking for a college where I fit in with the team and the environment," Turner said. "I also hope to make a difference on the team."