Just a couple of weeks ago, many people believed that the Oklahoma Sooners had the edge on Oklahoma’s top rated prospect Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) Millwood High Josh Turner when he attended the Sooners summer camp instead of the Longhorns. However, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound blue-chip defensive back took most by surprise when pulled the trigger two Saturdays ago and committed to Texas.
“When I went there on a visit I felt really welcome, I knew I could see myself going to school there. The coaches and the program is excellent,” said Turner.
This marks the second consecutive year that the Longhorns have been able to snag the top ranked prospect from Oklahoma. Some people thought the Sooners had an advantage over most when Turner attended their camp instead of the Longhorns a few weeks ago, but there turned out to be a simple explanation for that decision.
“I couldn’t travel to Austin that weekend. My mom had to go into work at the last minute and I didn’t have a ride over there. OU is right down the street from me and I felt that I needed to go to a camp so I went there.”
Turner plans on keeping himself busy this summer. He plans on trying to add some quality weight to his frame as well as participate in a national 7-on-7 tournament that takes place in Florida in July.
“I’m at 175 now, I want to be at 185-190 by the start of my senior season. I also want to get quicker and make sure I stay focused.”
The Oklahoma City blue-chip prospect plans on taking another visit to Austin sometime in July before the summer is over. He will also likely attend a game this fall.
As far as the strength of his commitment is concerned, Texas coaches and fans shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
“I’m 99% sure that I’m done. I’m a Longhorn.”
Turner will line up at cornerback and special teams at the next level and will likely see some playing time as a freshman.
“I have a good chance to play early there because a lot of other db’s are going to graduate. The coaches want try me on punt and kick returns too.”
He finished his junior season with 308 rushing yards and four touchdowns, as well as 648 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He also returned two kickoffs and a punt for touchdowns on special teams.