Akron (Ohio) Copley's Aregeros Turner came back from a broken leg suffered during his junior season to post several strong summer camp appearances. Late in August, that work helped earn the three-star back another Big Ten offer from Purdue.
"They offered me before the season started, during two-a-days," Turner reported. "One of the coaches messaged me on Facebook and asked, 'Did you get our offer letter?' I said no, then called them and he offered me. This past week he told me they wanted me down there and hopefully I can come to a game this fall."
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Turner worked out at both running back and defensive back this summer. Purdue is looking at him for their running back position and he is interested in learning more about the Boilermakers.
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"They are a good football program and I heard the campus is really nice, but I want to go down there and see for myself," Turner said. "I want to see how the coaches are see how the team looks."
Of the other offers Turner holds, the three-star back is hearing most consistently from Illinois and Toledo.
"I know for sure I am going to get down [to Illinos] for a visit, but there's nothing [set] yet," he said. "They were telling me that they want me as a running back and I am going to fit in with the offense that they run. They also want me in the slot and on kick returns."
One of Turner's earliest offers came from the Tennessee Volunteers, and he just reconnected with their coaching staff after a long period of limited contact.
"I hear from Tennessee every once in awhile," Turner said. "They offered before my junior year when I went down to a camp. Then, the coach that was recruiting me went to Washington and I had to find who else was going to recruit me. I just started talking to the new coach."
Turner is picking up where he left off last season when he had 1,700 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns in seven games before the injury. Copley is 2-0 on the season, with Turner over 200 yards rushing and having scored seven touchdowns already.