What a difference a year makes. West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade quarterback Chris Turner (6-4, 200, 4.8) had a shaky sophomore season, but made tremendous progress as a junior and is now considered one of the area’s top quarterback prospects.
After suffering through a tough sophomore season when Turner threw 13 interceptions and only two touchdowns, he bounced back as a junior, throwing for 3391 yards, 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Turner was selected first-team all-league for his junior season performance.
Turner’s tapes have just hit the colleges and already his performance on the video has turned into phone inquiries to Chaminade head coach Ben McEnroe.
New Longhorn assistant coach (former Arizona Wildcat head coach) Dick Tomey and a representative from Michigan State called McEnroe about Turner.
Florida, Colorado and Arizona State have also shown interest.
Turner is just beginning to reach his potential as a football player.
“I have really enjoyed seeing Chris develop over the past year,” McEnroe said. “His improvement over the year has been the greatest I have seen in all my years of coaching. Chris has made tremendous strides.”
Turner has a very strong arm and can throw the deep ball. He has sound mechanics and good feet. He also very tough, he can take a hit.
Turner also runs the option a little bit and averaged close to eight yards per carry.
Turner leads by his play. He will take a hit and make the throw. He’s not very vocal yet but he’s starting to understand that it’s his team now. He is beginning to grow as a leader.